Kenneth Cusi, University of FloridaGyms across the country will be packed in the new year with people sticking, however briefly, to their New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Most of them do not know that the cards are stacked against them and that weight loss is much more complicated...
Clare Collins, University of NewcastleA recent headline in the Australian newspaper claimed “A short black a day can keep heart attack at bay”:American scientists have unearthed fresh evidence that coffee exerts protective effects against heart failure and stroke.According to the researchers, for every extra cup of coffee drunk...
Name of product: Children’s and adult chests and dressersHazard:The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children.Remedy: Refund RepairRecall date: November 21, 2017Recall number: 18-040Consumer Contact:IKEA toll-free at 866-856-4532 anytime, or online...
Jeyaraj Vadiveloo, University of ConnecticutAs the old saying goes, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While death is inevitable, the quality of life you experience until death is often within an individual’s control.This is what our team at the Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research chose...
Mike Robinson, Wesleyan UniversityWhy do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted.It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time. To many, it looks like the constant search for pleasure. But the pleasure derived from opioids like...
Outbreak Advisory 39 Cases, 7 States, 9 Hospitalizations, 0 Deaths What Is Campylobacteriosis? (find out more)Read Advice to Pet Owners and Advice to Pet Store Workers. The Ohio Department of Health, several other states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health...
Dariush Mozaffarian, Tufts UniversityThe national debate on health care is moving into a new, hopefully bipartisan phase.The fundamental underlying challenge is cost – the massive and ever-rising price of care which drives nearly all disputes, from access to benefit levels to Medicaid expansion.So far, policymakers have tried...
Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens, University of ConnecticutA new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during the night.The findings are based on the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), which has for decades been advancing...
Shervin Assari, University of MichiganSex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and is a core element of our social life.But millions of people spend at least some of their adulthood not having sex....
Janelle Taylor, University of WashingtonEach year, in the final few hours of the last day of December, many people all across North America gather with friends to raise a glass and sing Robert Burns’ famous ballad, “Auld Lang Syne.” Standing at the brink of a New Year, arms around...