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Earth: The Gray(ing) Planet

Published in Woonsocket Call on April 17, 2016

Last month, a National Institute of Health funded U.S. Census Bureau report was released announcing that the world’s older population is growing dramatically at an unprecedented rate. 1,188 more words

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Zika virus 'scarier than we initially thought': US officials

WASHINGTON – The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged more money for mosquito control and to develop vaccines and treatments. 635 more words


Can a Smart Pill Dispenser Curb Prescription Drug Overdoses?

Prescription drug addiction is officially an epidemic in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Opioid-related deaths have quadrupled in America… 863 more words


NIH Funding Opportunities Related to Zika Virus

Funding opportunities related to Zika virus:

o   NSF interest in proposals relevant to the ongoing spread of the Zika virus through Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) and Rapid Response Research (RAPID), released February 9, 2016… 52 more words


Straight, No Chaser: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

With all the focus of late on other forms of drug use and abuse (e.g., methamphetamine, marijuana), alcohol abuse seems to be lacking the attention it deserves. 531 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

04/06/16 - Applications of Complex Systems Modeling in Public Health: Progress and Potential

In this talk, Dr. Ross Hammond will provide an overview and several current examples of the fast-growing application of complex systems approaches to public health etiology, policy, implementation, and interventions. 100 more words


Parents' pre-pregnancy caffeine intake may affect miscarriage risk

Most of us think nothing of downing a couple of cups of coffee a day. After all, just last year a U.S. government panel declared that coffee could be part of a “healthy lifestyle” and that most Americans could consume up to five cups without ill effects. 543 more words