Tag Archives: people

Viewpoints: If Only U.S. Health Policy Was This Good; Why Didn’t People Care About Opioid Epidemic Until It Hit White, Middle-Class America?

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The New York Times: What Can The U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore? Singapore’s health care system is sometimes held up as an example of excellence, and as a possible model for what could come next in the United States. When we published the results… Read More »

Medical News Today: Most people who die of natural causes do not seek medical help

Researchers have found that 70 percent of adults who died from natural causes had not seen a healthcare provider in the 30 days before their death. A new study tries to make sense of premature death. Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences… Read More »

Skinny people owe their good fortune to lucky genes, says new DNA-focused study

Skinny people should not act as if they are “morally superior” to those struggling with their weight because the likelihood is they simply have lucky genes, a groundbreaking study by Cambridge University has found. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, focused on healthy adults with a low body mass index (BMI), and revealed… Read More »