On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released a new assessment of the growing public health threat of climate change. The report, “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment,” identified the many ways in which climate change is already threatening the health of all Americans and the significant public health challenges it is expected to create.
The growing popularity of e-cigarettes has been accompanied by a sharp increase in nicotine poisonings among U.S. children, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute and the Central Ohio Poison Center, both at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco. The rule helps implement the bipartisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and allows the FDA to restrict the sale of these tobacco products to minors nationwide.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has unveiled an addition to its EHS website: resources organized by essential services. The CDC says it’s a place to find tools to help your program fill performance gaps and contribute to larger performance improvement efforts such as voluntary public health accreditation.
Three years into the CDC’s Tips ad campaign, the public service announcements are still motivating smokers to quit, according to survey results are published in the March 24 release of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
While disease outbreaks among cruise ship passengers have made the news with apparent frequency in recent years, if you’re planning a cruise, you may be relieved to know that the rate of acute gastroenteritis on those sea-going luxury liners actually decreased among passengers from 27.2 cases per 100,000 travel days in 2008 to 22.3 in 2014.
Thick smog continued to engulf China’s largest cities on December 26, 2015, just a day after authorities canceled more than 200 flights from Beijing due to limited visibility. Children and elderly were also warned to avoid outdoor activities as officials raised the air pollution alert in Beijing to orange, the second-highest on the city’s four-grade scale, on Christmas.
A report published by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that inhalation of nanomaterials is the exposure route that provides the most significant health effects to consumers and others.
The number of cancer survivors — people who live after a cancer diagnosis — is expected to grow substantially over the next few decades as the U.S. population ages and as early detection methods and treatments continue to improve.