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Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Several sessions at a scientific meeting on respiratory diseases report on effects of electronic cigarettes on people’s health, including those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. . . . → Read More: Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Infographic – Vaccinations Changed the World

This chart, courtesy of Der Spiegel and Statista, shows how the incidence of several diseases has been reduced in the U.S. since the introduction of vaccines. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Vaccinations Changed the World

Study Testing Repurposed Drugs with Resistant Bacteria

A university team is investigating two current drug compounds for their ability to take on a new task, fighting bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Study Testing Repurposed Drugs with Resistant Bacteria

Many Surgical Opioid Drugs Go Unused, Not Disposed

A review of studies that track the use and disposition of opioid pain drugs following surgery shows a large percentage of the pills go unused and few are stored properly. . . . → Read More: Many Surgical Opioid Drugs Go Unused, Not Disposed

Life Science Execs: Financial, IP Info Top Hacker Targets

Technology executives at pharmaceutical and medical device enterprises in the U.S. say financial and intellectual property assets are their top targets for hackers, according to survey results released today. . . . → Read More: Life Science Execs: Financial, IP Info Top Hacker Targets

Plant-Based Diet Quality Key to Reducing Heart Disease

A review of health surveys going back to the 1980s reveals individuals consuming healthier plant-based diets are less likely to encounter heart disease than people eating less-healthy foods from plants or animals. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Diet Quality Key to Reducing Heart Disease

America’s Overdose Epidemic In Perspective

This chart, from Statista, compares the rate of drug-induced deaths in the U.S. with other countries. . . . → Read More: America’s Overdose Epidemic In Perspective

Report: Long, Complex Effort Needed to Stem Opioid Abuse

A report released today says years of coordinated public health efforts are needed at all levels to contain and reverse the current opioid abuse epidemic. . . . → Read More: Report: Long, Complex Effort Needed to Stem Opioid Abuse

Smartphone Data Reveal Physical Activity Worldwide

A data science team tapped into smartphones of more than 717,000 people worldwide to capture the number of steps they take each day as an indicator of physical activity. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Data Reveal Physical Activity Worldwide

How to Combat the Major Health Threats Today’s Entrepreneurs Commonly Face

Regardless of your company, it’s crucial to keep up with your health and medications for the sake yourself and your business. . . . → Read More: How to Combat the Major Health Threats Today’s Entrepreneurs Commonly Face