Alcohol-Related Deaths in US Doubled in Past Two Decades: Study
Alcohol-Related Deaths in US Doubled in Past Two Decades: Study
White women had the highest increase in death rate.
Alcohol-Related Deaths in US Doubled in Past Two Decades: Study
Alcohol-Related Deaths in US Doubled in Past Two Decades: Study

White women had the highest increase in death rate.

White women had the highest increase in death rate.

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The Influence of Soil on Immune Health
The Influence of Soil on Immune Health
Jef Akst | Jan 8, 2020
Recent work in humans and mice highlights how exposure to environmental microbes helps protect against allergies and other inflammatory diseases.
Interactive: How Does Nature Influence Human Health?
Interactive: How Does Nature Influence Human Health?
The Scientist Staff | Jan 8, 2020
Time spent in natural environments is linked to improved physical and mental health, but researchers are only now beginning to dig into the mechanisms.
Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China Unknown
Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China Unknown
Catherine Offord | Jan 6, 2020
Health authorities have ruled out the usual suspects, leading to fears that a novel virus is causing the infections in Hubei Province.
Infographic: How a City Health Department Uses Social Media
Infographic: How a City Health Department Uses Social Media
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
Foodborne illnesses are consistently underreported. Social media may help.
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
Scientists are using social media to track diseases and understand how people respond to them.
Infographic: How HealthMap Tracks Disease
Infographic: How HealthMap Tracks Disease
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
A group of epidemiologists and computer scientists built a system to mine various online sources for keywords suggesting disease outbreaks.
Opinion: Health Reform in America—Where Are the Scientists?
Opinion: Health Reform in America—Where Are the Scientists?
Rachel Madley | Dec 31, 2019
Medicare for All could expand access to medical interventions—the very goal of biomedical research.
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
Robert Fortner | Dec 17, 2019
Health officials are rushing a genetically engineered product into the field to counter uncontained outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio.
Yellow Dye in Turmeric Linked with Lead Poisoning in Bangladesh
Yellow Dye in Turmeric Linked with Lead Poisoning in Bangladesh
Claire Jarvis | Dec 17, 2019
Scientists track the spice from the soil to the market to pinpoint the source of contamination in pregnant women’s blood.