3 days popular7 days popular1 month popular3 months popular

Younger motorists and females most likely to use cell phone while driving

Eighteen percent of drivers on academic and medical campuses use their cell phones while driving, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. Drivers under 25 years old were 4.12 times more likely to use a cell phone while driving compared to older drivers and [...]

Altering perception of feeding state may promote healthy aging

Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system that sense energy generated by nutrients might yield the beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on healthy aging without the need to alter food intake, suggests new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study appears online in the journal Cell. Senior author was William Mair, [...]

Elderly ICU patients with infections at increased risk of death

Elderly patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) are about 35 percent more likely to die within five years of leaving the hospital if they develop an infection during their stay, a new study finds. Preventing two of the most common health care-associated infections – bloodstream infections caused by central lines and pneumonia caused by [...]

Improved understanding of how phthalate exposure impacts pregnancy

In recent years, scientists have linked chemicals known as phthalates with complications of pregnancy and fetal development. Now, a study led by researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health sheds light on the mechanism that may be to blame. Phthalates are chemicals used to make plastic materials more flexible and can also [...]

Many older adults still homebound after 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

A new study, published online in the journal Age and Ageing today, shows that the homebound status of adults over the age of 65 in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake is still a serious public health concern. Of 2,327 older adults surveyed, approximately 20% were found to be homebound. A team [...]