#publichealth

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How Polio Crept Back Into the U.S. — ProPublica

U.S. public health agencies generally don’t test wastewater for signs of polio. That may have given the virus time to circulate silently before it paralyzed a New York man.

News | News

Stanford professor says COVID-19 mandates doing long-term damage to public health

A Stanford University medical professor argued Tuesday that persistent masking and social distancing mandates are contributing to long-term damage to the immune systems of the public.

News | News

COVID CAMPS: Bill Would Let Cuomo Imprison, Forcibly Medicate People Suspected Of Having China Virus

The New York State Assembly is considering a piece of legislation that would give Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), and select

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

‘It’s a Miracle’: Helsinki’s Radical Solution to Homelessness

Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally.

News | News

OPINION: Public Health Leaders Deserve More Respect

This pandemic is like war, and federal, state and local health officers are leading the U.S. response. Yet unlike war heroes, who are lionized, they are facing unprecedented attacks and death threats.

Politics | Politics

Welcome Back, Plastic Bags | National Review

San Francisco has just banned the use of reusable tote bags and switched back to single-use plastic bags to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

Wash Your Hands to Your Favorite Songs With This Website

Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds is the best way to protect yourself from coronavirus. If you're looking for a way to pass that time, this tool can help.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

The facts on coronavirus aren't all scary. So why so much fear?

Why are people rushing to buy toilet paper, masks and sanitzer? Experts say anxiety around the coronavirus is fueled by a feeling of powerlessness.

Health & Fitness | Health

Kentucky teen who sued over school ban for refusing chickenpox vaccination now has chickenpox

Kentucky teenager Jerome Kunkel, who refused to get chickenpox vaccination, has caught chickenpox.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

STDs Are At An All-Time High For Fourth Year In A Row

The CDC said today that STD rates in the United States are at a record high, for the fourth year in a row – a troubling pattern which diverges from previous years.

News | News Items

FACT CHECK: Is the EPA Allowing for the Approval of New Asbestos-Containing Products?

The Environmental Protection Agency will be allowing for potential new uses of asbestos, while limiting the scope of studies that assess its risk.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Loneliness Poses Greater Public Health Threat than Obesity

The loneliness epidemic is growing and becoming more costly by the day. But there is something you can do about it.

Health & Fitness | Health

There's a Good Chance the Water You're Drinking Is Bad for You

Contaminated drinking water has become a more alarming issue in some US cities. Here's how to drink it the cleanest, safest way.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

E-cigarettes are a 'major public health concern,' especially for young people

Electronic cigarettes have all the addictive potential of traditional tobacco products, and health officials should do all they can to keep them out of the hands of teens and young adults, according to the federal government’s first comprehensive review

Politics | From CNN

Lawsuit claims Bob Evans meatloaf killed parents - CNN.com

A West Virginia lawsuit claims tainted meatloaf from a Bob Evans restaurant caused an elderly couple to die.