public health


A 40-Year-Old Is Seventh Person to Die from a Vaping Illness

Tulare County, located south of Fresno, California, said it has seen at least three vaping-related illnesses


The Arguments For and Against Alcohol Warning Labels

A new survey worked out which kind of warnings we respond best to, depending on our age.


Politician Wants to Ban Coca-Cola from Handing Out Free Drinks at Christmas

Liverpool councillor Richard Kemp has called Coca-Cola’s promotional Christmas truck tour a “cynical event” and “designed to increase the consumption of a product that is grossly unhealthy.”


A Meat Tax Is Probably a Good Idea

PETA has rolled out an unappetising idea: a meat tax. But when we dug into the details of their proposal, we found that it's more than just trolling.


On Set with the Woman Making Mormon Porn in Utah

On this episode of 'Slutever,' Karley Sciortino meets the woman creating lesbian Mormon porn in a state that's declared the medium a "public health crisis."


The World Is Unprepared for the Next Big Virus Outbreak, Study Finds

Which is a problem, because infectious diseases are projected to become only more common.


Here’s Your Chance To Understand 3-D Printing Once and For All

A full look at the societal impact—from medical to creative to economic—of 3D-printing technology.


MPs Blocked Minimum Alcohol Pricing in Wales and Doctors Aren’t Happy

MPs in Westminster have blocked the Welsh Government from setting a minimum 50p per unit price on alcoholic drinks.


Your Commute Is Making You Eat 800 Extra Calories a Week

A new report from the Royal Society of Public Health has found that around a third of Brits report eating more junk food because of their journeys to and from work.


What Life Was Like on the Ground During the Ebola Crisis

We spoke with correspondent Danny Gold about the psychological effects of reporting on a deadly epidemic, and if the world will be better prepared for the next one.


Is America Ready for Safe Injection Rooms?

As heroin use hits suburban white neighbourhoods hard, it's fair to wonder if the United States might soon follow the example set by Canada and some European countries by setting up safe spaces to get high.


Can Addicts Finally Force the War on Drugs to End?

After decades of false starts, a legit political movement aimed at addressing addiction as a public health problem and led by those who are most affected by it may finally be taking shape.