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Slashdot Items Tagged "publichealth"

Date / TimeStory
Friday May 22, 2015 @07:55PM California Votes To Ban Microbeads
Tuesday May 19, 2015 @08:03AM Forecasting the Next Pandemic
Monday May 11, 2015 @11:32PM California Gets Past the Yuck Factor With "Toilet To Tap" Water Recycling
Wednesday April 22, 2015 @06:17PM Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California
Friday April 17, 2015 @07:45PM Drought and Desertification: How Robots Might Help
Saturday March 21, 2015 @06:12PM Ebola-Proof Tablet Developed By Google Set For Deployment In Sierra Leone
Saturday February 21, 2015 @07:40PM Drug-Resistant Malaria May Pose Major Threat
Friday February 20, 2015 @07:59PM Rapid Test For Ebola Now Available
Thursday February 12, 2015 @05:40PM Low Vaccination Rates At Silicon Valley Daycare Facilities
Thursday February 12, 2015 @09:42AM US Gov't To Withdraw Food Warnings About Dietary Cholesterol
Thursday February 05, 2015 @12:50PM Smartphone Attachment Can Test For HIV In 15 Minutes
Thursday February 05, 2015 @11:06AM Novel Fluorinated Compounds Discovered In Firefighters' Blood
Thursday February 05, 2015 @09:02AM Mississippi - the Nation's Leader In Vaccination Rates
Sunday November 02, 2014 @03:20PM How Google Can Get the Flu Right
Friday October 17, 2014 @07:22PM Facebook 'Safety Check' Lets Friends Know You're OK After a Major Disaster
Sunday October 12, 2014 @10:08AM Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola
Thursday October 09, 2014 @08:27AM Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices
Thursday September 18, 2014 @08:28AM Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance
Tuesday September 16, 2014 @08:32AM US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola
Monday September 08, 2014 @01:32AM Denver Latest City Hit By Viral Respiratory Infection That Targets Kids
Sunday September 07, 2014 @12:13PM Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought
Friday September 05, 2014 @08:51PM Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola
Friday August 29, 2014 @07:29PM Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection
Thursday August 14, 2014 @11:56AM How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier
Saturday August 09, 2014 @11:34AM E-Visits To the Doctor To Top 75 Million In the US, Canada This Year
Friday July 25, 2014 @06:10PM Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human
Saturday July 12, 2014 @07:51PM CDC Closes Anthrax, Flu Labs After Potentially Deadly Mix-Ups Come to Light
Friday June 27, 2014 @06:22PM CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking
Sunday June 15, 2014 @11:06AM California Whooping Cough Cases "an Epidemic"
Saturday June 14, 2014 @08:49AM EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability
Saturday June 07, 2014 @07:09AM Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Patient's Death In Texas
Thursday May 29, 2014 @10:21AM Temporary Classrooms Are Bad For the Environment, and Worse For Kids
Thursday May 29, 2014 @09:19AM Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration
Friday May 23, 2014 @05:56PM Yelp Reviews Help NYC Health Department Find and Close Dirty Restaurants
Monday May 12, 2014 @10:40AM Norwegian Infectious Disease Specialists Have New Theory On HIV In Africa
Monday May 12, 2014 @10:36AM Harvard Study Links Neonicotinoid Pesticide To Colony Collapse Disorder
Tuesday April 01, 2014 @11:53PM Threatened Pandemics and Laboratory Escapes: Self-fulfilling Prophecies
Tuesday January 14, 2014 @09:24AM India Frees Itself of Polio
Thursday October 24, 2013 @10:32AM How Safe Is Cycling?
Sunday August 11, 2013 @10:16AM Study Ties High Blood Sugar To Dementia
Saturday August 10, 2013 @10:22AM There Is a Fly In My Tweet: Tracking Food-Borne Illness the Crowd-Sourced Way
Friday August 09, 2013 @06:46PM Malaria Vaccine Nearing Reality
Tuesday May 28, 2013 @08:00AM Tests Show That Deadly New Flu Could Spread Among People
Monday May 20, 2013 @01:54PM Uptick In Whooping Cough Linked To Subpar Vaccines
Tuesday April 23, 2013 @12:08PM Viruses From Sewage Contaminate Deep Well Water
Friday February 22, 2013 @07:07PM Flu Shot Doing Poor Job of Protecting Older People This Year
Friday February 22, 2013 @06:56PM Growing Public Unrest Leads China To Admit To 'Cancer Villages'
Thursday February 14, 2013 @02:10PM When Google Got Flu Wrong
Friday January 04, 2013 @07:08PM Researchers Create Vomiting Robot To Analyze Contagions
Thursday December 27, 2012 @03:33AM Bangladesh Slaughters 150,000 Birds After Worst H5N1 Virus Outbreak In 5 Years
Wednesday December 26, 2012 @01:46PM UK Milk Supply Contains New MRSA Strain
Friday December 21, 2012 @07:25PM Polio Eradication Program Suspended In Pakistan After Aid Workers Shot
Thursday December 20, 2012 @01:09PM Using Technology To Make Guns Safer
Monday December 17, 2012 @03:16AM Austria's Mobile Drug Lab Could Test Street-Drug Effects, Too
Sunday September 09, 2012 @01:27PM Yosemite Expands Scope of Hantavirus Warning: More than 20,000 At Risk
Friday September 07, 2012 @06:33PM California's Unspoken Health Problem: Brain Parasites
Tuesday August 21, 2012 @08:18AM Near-universal Mexican Healthcare Coverage Results From Science-informed Changes
Thursday August 16, 2012 @08:30AM Bill Gates Wants To Reinvent the Toilet
Saturday June 16, 2012 @02:38PM Black Death Discovered In Oregon
Thursday May 31, 2012 @10:27AM Soda Ban May Hit the Big Apple
Thursday May 10, 2012 @08:35AM Jars of Irradiated Russian Animals Find a New Purpose
Thursday April 12, 2012 @11:11AM Lack of Vaccination Sends Babies In Oregon To the Hospital
Friday January 13, 2012 @07:02PM Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India
Saturday January 07, 2012 @10:58PM China To Begin Submitting Air Pollution Reports
Thursday December 01, 2011 @09:08AM Fighting Mosquitoes With GM Mosquitoes
Wednesday November 16, 2011 @05:18PM TSA Puts Off Safety Study of X-ray Body Scanners
Tuesday November 15, 2011 @11:29AM Fukushima Soil Contamination Probed
Tuesday November 15, 2011 @10:05AM EU Approves Unified Full Body Scanner Regulations
Saturday November 05, 2011 @05:28PM Google Maps, Disease Risk, and Migration
Friday November 04, 2011 @06:23PM Light Barrier Repels Mosquitoes
Wednesday October 19, 2011 @12:11AM New Vaccine Halves Malaria Risk
Thursday September 01, 2011 @02:05PM Scientists Sequence Black Death Bacteria
Thursday September 01, 2011 @01:50PM Measles Resurgent Due To Fear of Vaccination
Wednesday July 13, 2011 @11:45AM Bill Gates Looks to Reinvent the Toilet
Thursday July 07, 2011 @03:16PM Scientists Put an End To Smelly Socks
Sunday June 05, 2011 @08:45AM New Superbug Strain Found In Cows and People
Sunday May 08, 2011 @08:43PM Australian Tax Office Seeks Keylogger To Combat RSI
Friday April 29, 2011 @06:18PM Police Dress Up As Doctors To Test Citizens
Thursday April 28, 2011 @03:27PM Yes, an Armadillo Can Give You Leprosy
Tuesday April 26, 2011 @07:55PM Parasite Dieting Fad Sweeps Across Asia
Friday April 08, 2011 @06:34PM Sex After a Field Trip Yields Scientific Discovery
Sunday March 20, 2011 @10:22AM A Handy Radiation Dose Chart From XKCD
Sunday February 13, 2011 @08:31PM Virus Shuts Down Australian Ambulance Dispatch Service
Thursday February 10, 2011 @01:33PM Oxford University Tests Universal Flu Vaccine
Saturday January 15, 2011 @04:41PM Microsoft Seeks Do-Let-The-Bed-Bugs-Bite Patent
Thursday January 13, 2011 @03:44PM Study Finds ATMs Are Dirtier Than Public Toilets
Tuesday January 11, 2011 @05:50PM Hospital Wireless Networks May Be Regulated Medical Devices
Thursday December 16, 2010 @03:34PM Researchers Use Wireless To Study How Flu Spreads
Tuesday November 09, 2010 @04:44PM Pee On Your Phone STD Test
Friday November 05, 2010 @10:16PM Americans Less Healthy, But Outlive Brits
Thursday November 04, 2010 @01:13PM Bus Company Says Thin Drivers Deserve Better Pay
Thursday October 28, 2010 @02:23PM Time To Rethink the School Desk?
Thursday October 28, 2010 @01:11PM School Children Are Now Too Fat to Fit In Class Chairs
Sunday October 24, 2010 @09:59PM Researchers Find 70-Year-Olds Are Getting Smarter
Saturday October 16, 2010 @07:46PM Plastic Chemical BPA Declared Toxic In Canada
Tuesday October 05, 2010 @01:55PM Animal Farms Are Pumping Up Superbugs
Thursday September 30, 2010 @10:53PM Songbird Fossil Virus May Help Predict Pandemics
Tuesday September 21, 2010 @07:00PM Opossums Overrun Brooklyn, Fail To Eliminate Rats
Sunday September 05, 2010 @11:47AM Researchers Develop "Tea Bag" Water Filter
Thursday August 26, 2010 @11:02PM Look-Alike Tubes Lead To Hospital Deaths
Monday August 16, 2010 @07:05PM 'Wi-Fi Illness' Spreads To Ontario Public Schools
Friday August 13, 2010 @11:35AM The Fuel Cost of Obesity
Sunday July 18, 2010 @01:32AM Apps For Healthy Kids — Where PC Meets PCs
Thursday July 15, 2010 @07:19PM First 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito Created
Wednesday July 14, 2010 @01:15PM Infants Ingest 77 Times the Safe Level of Dioxin
Saturday July 10, 2010 @11:38PM China Censors HIV/AIDS Awareness Documentary
Wednesday July 07, 2010 @03:26PM Mobile Medical Lab — the $10 Phone Microscope
Wednesday July 07, 2010 @09:17AM Study Hints Ambient Radio Waves May Affect Plant Growth
Saturday July 03, 2010 @07:42PM Poor Vision? There's an App For That
Tuesday June 08, 2010 @03:58PM Studies Prove BPA Can Cross Placenta To Fetuses
Saturday June 05, 2010 @07:07AM McDonald's, Cadmium, and Thermo Electron Niton Guns
Wednesday June 02, 2010 @02:52AM New Ebola Drug 100% Effective In Monkeys
Friday May 28, 2010 @06:36PM The Rise of Nanofoods
Friday May 28, 2010 @09:05AM Cutting Umbilical Cord Early Eliminates Stem Cells
Thursday May 27, 2010 @02:10PM Glaxo Open Sources Malaria Drug Search Data
Wednesday May 19, 2010 @04:36PM Cheap Incubator Backpack Could Reduce Infant Deaths
Wednesday May 19, 2010 @12:00PM 10-Year Cell Phone / Cancer Study Is Inconclusive
Sunday May 09, 2010 @02:12PM Bio-Detector Scans For 3,000 Viruses and Bacteria
Wednesday May 05, 2010 @04:53AM Salad Spinner Made Into Life-Saving Centrifuge
Friday April 30, 2010 @06:09PM Kid Health Experts Attack Video Game Summer Camp
Wednesday April 28, 2010 @02:25PM California's Santa Clara County Bans Happy Meal Toys
Thursday April 22, 2010 @11:32PM Biggest Study On Cellphone Health Effects Launched in Europe
Thursday April 15, 2010 @02:50PM American Lung Association Pushes For Ban On Electronic Cigarettes
Monday April 12, 2010 @11:40AM Cell Phones Could Sniff Out Deadly Chemicals
Wednesday April 07, 2010 @01:48PM Look At Sick People To Give Your Immune System a Boost
Monday April 05, 2010 @10:10PM Young Men Who Smoke Have Lower IQs
Friday April 02, 2010 @09:24PM PARC Builds iPod-Sized HIV Detector
Tuesday March 30, 2010 @09:18PM Gonorrhea As the Next Superbug
Thursday March 25, 2010 @04:55PM Facebook Leads To Increase In STDs in Britain
Sunday March 21, 2010 @08:52PM Flaw In Emergency Response System May Have Killed Hundreds
Sunday March 21, 2010 @05:50PM Medical Professionals Aren't Leaping For E-Medicine
Friday March 19, 2010 @06:23PM Health Care Reform
Wednesday March 17, 2010 @02:17PM Hospitals Ban Visitors From Sitting On Beds and Bringing Flowers
Sunday March 14, 2010 @08:42PM In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue
Thursday March 11, 2010 @03:17PM Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking
Thursday March 11, 2010 @02:25PM N.Y. Health Insurers To Offer Virtual Doc Visits
Thursday March 11, 2010 @02:21PM Accidental Wii Suicide
Wednesday March 10, 2010 @02:56PM Study Shows TV Makes Kids Fat, Computers Don't
Tuesday March 09, 2010 @07:10PM Disposable Toilet To Change the World
Sunday March 07, 2010 @04:32PM Studies Find Harm From Cellular and Wi-Fi Signals
Sunday March 07, 2010 @04:31PM A Balanced Look At Cellphone Radiation
Sunday March 07, 2010 @04:30PM Lessons of a $618,616 Death
Saturday March 06, 2010 @12:32AM Researchers Create Shark-Bite Severity Scale
Saturday March 06, 2010 @12:32AM US To Lift 21-Year Ban On Haggis
Saturday March 06, 2010 @12:26AM Prolonged Gaming Blamed For Rickets Rise
Wednesday March 03, 2010 @07:41PM Common Herbicide Causes a Sex Change In Frogs
Wednesday March 03, 2010 @06:45PM Federal Deadline Hobbling eHealth IT Rollout
Wednesday March 03, 2010 @05:19PM Scientists Discover Booze That Won't Give You a Hangover
Wednesday March 03, 2010 @04:23PM US Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition
Tuesday March 02, 2010 @08:55PM New Wave of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Thursday February 25, 2010 @08:57PM BlackBerry Bold Tops Radiation Ranking
Thursday February 25, 2010 @03:36PM NHS Should Stop Funding Homeopathy, Says Parliamentary Committee
Monday February 22, 2010 @06:13PM Pediatricians Call For Choke-Proof Hot Dogs
Saturday February 06, 2010 @08:06AM The New National Health Plan Is Texting
Friday February 05, 2010 @02:55PM Heavy Internet Use Linked To Depression
Friday January 29, 2010 @07:16PM Gates Foundation Plans To Invest $10B Into Vaccines
Wednesday January 20, 2010 @08:11AM Sitting Down Too Long Is Bad Even If You Exercise
Sunday January 03, 2010 @04:18PM How Norway Fought Staph Infections
Saturday December 26, 2009 @01:55PM Microbes That Keep Us Healthy Starting To Die Off
Thursday December 17, 2009 @03:08PM Indian Sect Members Vow To Marry Sex Workers

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov


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