Attorney General Jeff Sessions' answer to the shooting massacre at the Florida high school is to study "mental health and criminality." Not only is it the wrong topic, it's just an excuse not to act.
Repost: Gun control laws can impact death rates. It’s time to let public health research lead the way.
Guns are the third leading cause of injury-related death in the country. Every year, more than 12,000 gun homicides happen in the U.S., and for every person killed with a gun, two more are injured. Whether Congress will do anything about this violence is a whole other (depressing) article. But there is evidence that change is possible.
The Teamsters get ready to become a 'sanctuary union'; a Florida bill would protect immigrant workers injured on the job; low-wage workers return to the streets to fight for $15; and the death of a social worker highlights the risks of occupational violence.
It's unusual for a notice of proposed rulemaking to not include any quantitative analysis. Did the Trump administration not want to acknowledge that their proposal could lead to workers losing billions of dollars in tips each year?
One of the more heartbreaking ripple effects of America’s opioid addiction epidemic is a massive increase in newborns experiencing drug withdrawal. Public health officials have tracked a 400 percent increase in such cases — technically known as neonatal abstinence syndrome — with one impacted baby born every 25 minutes as of 2012.
Another day, another study on the life-saving benefits of vaccines.
NPR's Howard Berkes reports today on more than 400 new cases of severe black lung disease in U.S. coal miners. CDC says it understates the problem--the cases are only from one region of coal country.
Worth reading: Life-threatening illness, bargaining chips, and “a president who loathes the civil service”
Recent pieces address different outcomes for those who face potentially fatal conditions, treating women's lives as bargaining chips, the fate of science -- and one specific analysis of tipped workers' income -- under the Trump administration, and more.
Public health workers have two main tools for HIV screening: a blood test that detects HIV a couple weeks after infection or a saliva test that detects the virus more than a month after infection. With a trick of chemistry, however, scientists at Stanford University have combined the best attributes of both — and the result could mean a serious boost for HIV prevention.