Slashdot Items Tagged "publichealth"

Date / Time Story
Thursday March 17, 2016 @12:17AM Algorithm Deduces Drunk Tweets From Geolocation, Behavioral Data
Monday March 07, 2016 @03:58PM Fighting Food Poisoning In Las Vegas With Machine Learning
Monday March 07, 2016 @02:51PM 32,000 Workers At Fukushima No. 1 Got High Radiation Dose, Tepco Data Show
Thursday February 04, 2016 @12:10PM To Respond To a Disease Outbreak, Bring In the Portable Genome Sequencers
Monday January 11, 2016 @09:07AM UK Cuts Men's Recommended Weekly Alcohol To 14 Units
Thursday December 10, 2015 @05:09PM Disease-Resistant Pigs Latest Win For Gene Editing Technology
Thursday December 10, 2015 @02:51PM NHTSA Toughens Crash Test Rating Standards
Monday December 07, 2015 @02:05PM Beijing Issues 'Red Alert' Over Smog
Thursday October 22, 2015 @08:13AM First Cancer Case Confirmed From Fukushima Cleanup
Thursday October 22, 2015 @08:12AM The NYPD's X-Ray Vans
Tuesday October 13, 2015 @11:38AM Study Finds Higher Rates of Premature Birth Near Fracking Sites
Sunday October 04, 2015 @05:05AM Legionnaires' Bacteria Reemerges In Previously Disinfected Cooling Towers
Tuesday September 08, 2015 @10:57AM Brain-Eating Amoeba Scoffs At Chlorine In Water Pipes
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