health

Researcher Links Climate Change and Increased Gastrointestinal Illness In Children

A team of researchers found a link between how climate change impacts untreated drinking water and the rate of gastrointestinal illness in children.…

As Smog Issues Continue, Beijing Pledges to Curb Coal Consumption

Beijing's mayor says the city of 11.5 million will adopt “extra” anti-smog measures this year, including a 30 percent decrease in coal consumption.

CVS Health Pledges $10 Million for Women’s Heart Health

CVS Health plans to raise $10 million for women's cardiovascular research and education. The company will also offer free health screenings across the…

FDA: Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Is Still Increasing

Considering all the pledges by food companies to serve antibiotic-free meat, you would expect antibiotic use in livestock to be in decline. But…

New FDA Rules on Antibiotics Attempt to Squash ‘Superbugs’

The change — decades in the making — was lauded by many as an important step forward, while others decried it as too…

U.K. Announces Plan To Cut Childhood Obesity

Like the United States, the U.K. faces a childhood obesity epidemic. A third of U.K. children are either overweight or obese. But unlike…

Employee Health and Safety Should Be CSR Priorities

Replacing an employee costs 15 to 20 percent of his or her annual salary, on average. That’s a lot of money and shows…

Reports: Obamacare Repeal Could Kill Jobs, Hurt Local Economies

Repealing the Affordable Care Act without replacement could mean the loss of 2.6 million jobs (mostly in the private sector), say researchers.

House Republicans Announce Plans to Repeal Obamacare — But Can They Really Do It?

Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan's office announced a Senate resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now, both critics and proponents of…

Year Four of the Flint Water Crisis: 600 Pipes Replaced, 29,400 To Go

At this rate, Flint's pipes -- and access to safe, potable water -- will not be restored until 2067.

This App Helps the World’s Largest Minority Group to Communicate and Thrive

Collectively, people with disabilities tend to experience greater degrees of workplace discrimination and economic hardship, especially when they can’t communicate orally. This app…

Chicago: Taking Tips from the Screwworm

As science and policy swirls around the introduction of sterile male mosquitoes to help eliminate the global scourge of malaria in some regions,…

LifeShare: Disrupting the Healthcare System for the Better

How do you make sure state healthcare services meet the needs of people with disabilities? If you're Josh and Rachel Boynton, you prepare…

Corporate Wellness Doesn’t Make Employees Healthier or Happier: Here’s How to Fix It

Too many companies think corporate wellness is all about gym memberships and free food. But they’re not actually doing enough to keep their…

Preventive Healthcare Initiatives and the Knowledge Gap

Costs are down (or even free) for preventative healthcare like birth control, mammograms and colonoscopies, but many Americans still don't take advantage. Can…