By Steven Ross Johnson / Modern Healthcare
By Nurith Aizenman
Last weekend's massacre in Las Vegas is only the latest reminder of the persistent gun violence in the United States. And a new set of statistics on the rates of gun violence unrelated to conflict underscores just how outsize U.S. rates of gun deaths are compared with those in much of the rest of the world.
Research shows deaths due to violence such as homicide and sexual assault are rising much more steeply in the eastern Mediterranean region than elsewhere.
Violent acts including suicide, homicide and sexual assaults are increasing faster in the eastern Mediterranean region than in any other in the world, adding to the suffering of populations experiencing conflict and war.
By Diane Mapes
As with many studies, there was good news and bad news.
The good news: Public health researchers from the University of Washington looked at cancer’s mortality rate county by county and found that overall, deaths from the disease dropped 20 percent during the last 35 years, falling from 240 deaths per 100,000 people in 1980 to 192 deaths per 100,000 people in 2014.
More than 50 percent of adults with high blood pressure in suburban Nepal don’t know they have it, according to researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
Professor Ali Mokdad of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation authored this opinion piece on the lack of data on adolescent health, and how this prevents our abilities to improve health among this vulnerable population.
Lancet: Investing in Adolescent Health and Well-being Could Transform Global Health for Generations to Come
Originally published by The Lancet on May 9, 2016
After rising for decades, calorie consumption has declined in recent years as public attitudes have shifted.
By Margot Sanger-Katz
After decades of worsening diets and sharp increases in obesity, Americans’ eating habits have begun changing for the better.