If China takes strong measures to reduce its ozone pollution now, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the long run, according to a new study.A first-of-its-kind study has found that people entering treatment for heroin use most often called themselves 'addicts,' but preferred that others called them 'people who use drugs.'Access to family members' drugs may be a strong risk factor for overdose in individuals without their own prescriptions, according to a new study.Death rates from sepsis fell faster in New York than expected -- and faster than in peer states -- following the introduction of the nation's first state-mandated sepsis regulation, according to an analysis. The finding is good news for the nearly dozen other states in varying stages of adopting similar policies to reduce deaths from […]A researcher collaborated with the World Health Organization on the first study to seek input from people with common mental health issues on how their disorders are described in diagnostic guidelines.Biodiversity loss is one of the most prominent global issues, also affecting human well-being. With privately owned land covering large areas of the world, private land conservation is an increasingly recognized strategy to address the biodiversity crisis and support human well-being. A new study assessed 30 years of published scientific literature in order to identify […]A new study shows that the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2015 recommendation for immediate treatment of all people living with HIV has become the standard of care across HIV clinics in countries around the world. While most countries have adopted the WHO's ''Treat All'' recommendation, the extent to which these guidelines had been translated into […]Apartment seekers in big cities often use the presence of restaurants to determine if a neighborhood would be a good place to live. It turns out there is a lot to this rule of thumb: urban studies scholars have now found that in China, restaurant data can be used to predict key socioeconomic attributes of […]It's a common sight on casino floors: patrons jumping from slot machine to slot machine before eventually hunkering down at a game that's due for the next big payout. But can players -- even the regulars who frequent a particular property -- really tell the difference between the house edge on one game from that […]Just 10 minutes of interacting with cats and dogs produced a significant reduction in students' cortisol, a major stress hormone.Strong political support and strong public health systems are necessary to combat measles outbreaks, which are growing in frequency around the world, argue public health experts.States with stricter firearms laws had lower firearm-related deaths among children and adolescents, according to new research. Furthermore, state laws that had been in place for more than five years requiring universal background checks for firearm purchases were associated with a 35 percent lower firearm-related death rate among children.Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study illustrates how certain health system constraints present barriers to effective care and impact outcomes for patients with high social risks.Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new study.Researchers have proposed a rating system that standardizes and combines data from five leading hospital rating systems into an easy-to-understand composite score of one to 10 that will help guide consumer's hospitals choice.Self-governing internet communities, in the form of games, social networks or informational websites, create their own rule systems that help groups of anonymous users work together.Researchers contend that failures to protect human and environmental health from toxic chemicals result from flawed governance, and lay out a plan for improved policies.The tobacco industry's court-ordered anti-smoking advertisements reached just 40.6 percent of US adults and 50.5 percent of current smokers in 2018, according to new research. Exposure to the advertisements was even lower among certain ethnic and socioeconomic subgroups historically targeted by tobacco industry marketing.A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in younger adults, adding to evidence that the rise in early onset CRC is not solely a result of more detection.More than half of new drugs entering the German healthcare system have not been shown to add benefit, argue researchers.