Earth Population

Global Population To Crack 11 Billion By 2100: Is The Earth Ready?

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:00

Some scientists had predicted the global population would peak around 2050. But an updated estimate suggests there's no sign of stopping.


Is Fracking Safe? In Pennsylvania, Major Study Sidelined

By | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:39

Pennsylvania could have created a registry of complaints about its fracking industry in 2011. Now the former health secretary says that was a mistake.

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Dead Rodent In Wrap: Hoax Or Worst Lunch Ever? [GRAPHIC PHOTO]

By | Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:57

When customers at a New York City Chop't claimed to find a dead rodent in a wrap, some suggested the photos were a stunt.

LGBT Rights

Why Gay Discrimination Is A Global Health Hazard

By | Tue, 06/24/2014 - 17:00

Laws that discriminate against LGBT people are on the rise in other parts of the world even as they're being repealed in the United States. Experts say these laws have public health consequences.

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AIDS Expert Fired For Calling Gay Sex A Public Health Threat

By | Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:55

In 2012, an AIDS expert in Jamaica testified in favor of laws criminalizing homosexual behavior. Last week, his university removed him from the helm of a health institute, saying the community had lost confidence in him.


Infectious Disease Scorecard Reveals America's Best, Worst States For Disease Prevention

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:40

The scorecard rates U.S. states' disease control and prevention capacity on a scale of one to 10, recording a high of 8 in one state and a low of two in three states.


Dementia Cases To Triple By 2050

By | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 18:45

The global number of dementia cases is expected to have grown from 44 million to 135 million by 2050.


New Public Access Database To Transform Disease Control, Epidemiological Research

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 18:10

Project Tycho will make 125 years of surveillance tables and disease reports available to everyone.

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Do You Really Need Antibiotics For That Sore Throat?

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:18

Antibiotics can be more harmful than you think, especially if they are taken unnecessarily for viral illnesses.


LA County To Health Workers: Get A Flu Shot Or Be Forced To Wear A Mask

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 14:00

LA County Dept. of Public Health issued a strong mandate to health care workers in about 680 facilities: get a flu shot, or wear a face mask.

New York Supreme Court Justice Rules Against Outdoor Parks Smoking Ban

New York Supreme Court Justice Strikes Down Outdoor Smoking Ban At State Parks, Venues

By | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 13:32

A smokers' rights group won its lawsuit against the New York state parks agency in a classic battle over public health versus individual rights.


This Social Club Cleans Public Urinals For Fun And Spiritual Enlightment: Want To Join?

By | Wed, 09/04/2013 - 09:57

A toilet cleaning club in Tokyo boasts a spiritual cleansing via the scrubbing of public urinals.


Yosemite Fire Poses Threat To California's Water Supply [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 14:53

As a rim fire burns near Yosemite National Park, officials warn that San Francisco's water supply may be at risk.

NYC Takes The Cake For Being More Diabetic Than The Rest Of The Nation

New York City Takes The Cake: Study Shows City Is More Diabetic Than The Rest Of The Nation

By | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 22:33

Type 2 diabetes among New Yorkers has been rising over the past decade, and according to health officials, there's no end in sight just yet.

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Bee Kill-Off In Oregon: Officials Confirm Bee Deaths Result Of Insecticide 'Safari'

By | Sat, 06/22/2013 - 11:57

Oregon Department of Agriculture confirmed late Friday that 25,000 bees died due to application of an insecticide called Dinotefuran, which is commonly known as Safari.