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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

Little Health Impact Found from Engineered Mosquitoes

An assessment by Dutch health authorities concludes mosquitoes genetically engineered to produce offspring that die before adulthood pose few health or environmental risks to humans. . . . → Read More: Little Health Impact Found from Engineered Mosquitoes

Flu Vaccine Patch Shown Safe, Responsive

A patch to deliver flu vaccine with tiny painless needles worn like a band-aid was shown in a clinical trial to be safe and produce an immune response. . . . → Read More: Flu Vaccine Patch Shown Safe, Responsive

Long-Acting Drug Blocks Opioid Effects, Withdrawal

Findings from a clinical trial show a formulation of the drug buprenorphine given once a week blocks effects of subsequent opioid exposure and withdrawal symptoms. . . . → Read More: Long-Acting Drug Blocks Opioid Effects, Withdrawal

Commercial-Scale Flu Vaccine Produced in Cell Cultures

A vaccine developer says it produced large quantities of a current influenza vaccine for distribution to clinics and hospitals, grown in animal cell cultures rather than eggs. . . . → Read More: Commercial-Scale Flu Vaccine Produced in Cell Cultures

FDA Approves Skin Infection Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug that treats serious bacterial skin infections, including those often resistant to current antibiotics. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Skin Infection Drug