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Do Punitive Drug Laws Work?

A report published today (October 30th, 2014) by Liberal Democrat Home Office minister Norman Baker will say that “there is “no obvious” link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use” and advises that drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, rather than a criminal justice issue. 98 more words

Community Safety

Is knowledge power?

This is a question that plagues the field of public health. Does giving people information actually have an effect? Does knowing that smoking causes lung cancer cause you to put out the cigarette? 441 more words

Quarantining Kaci Hickox

When I went to nursing school, it was called isolation. When HIV became better known, ‘universal’ precautions were implemented. Every patient was treated as though they were HIV positive and they still are. 1,027 more words


“In promoting equity, central to healthy urban planning in a need to implement policies aimed at improving the living standards of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations and to bear in mind the diversity of city users in terms of age, gender, physical ability, ethnic origin, and economic circumstances.

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Placebo effect

Some interesting ethical questions are being raised about doctors prescribing placebos to patients, following a study was released last week in the British Medical Journal on the issue. 242 more words


Mobile farmers market visits Spring Lake and Holland

The YMCA Veggie Vans are West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers markets. The vans run year round, making daily stops in urban neighborhoods throughout Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon counties. 122 more words

Public Health

Experts Sound Alarm as Diabetes Fuels Cases of TB

A warning has been issued by health experts for diabetes to increase the risk of TB incidence three times more than the usual rate by compromising the immune system. 79 more words

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