Tag Archives: Health

Senators press Google on handling of health data for millions of Americans

Three U.S. senators are demanding that Google account for the company’s reported efforts to obtain the health records of millions of Americans without their awareness or consent. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote a letter to Google this week in response to a Wall Street Journal piece published earlier… Read More »

Trump to meet with vaping industry, public health advocates as he mulls flavored e-cigarette ban

Vape consumer advocate groups and vape storeowners around the country hold a rally outside of the White House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC on November 9, 2019. Jose Luis Magana | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump has scheduled a meeting Friday with vaping industry executives and public health… Read More »

Harvard Chan School, Apple, and NIH launch women’s health study

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Apple, and the National Institutes of Health today launched the Apple Women’s Health Study. The large-scale longitudinal study, led by a team of researchers at Harvard Chan School, leverages participants’ voluntary use of a smartphone research app to advance understanding of menstrual and gynecological health. By making use… Read More »

Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry establish dental informatics program to improve oral health for better overall human health – BioSpace

INDIANAPOLIS – With the goal of improving oral health for better overall physical and emotional health, Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry are joining together to establish a novel dental informatics program. The new program is one of only a few in the U.S., and is perhaps the only dental informatics program in… Read More »

Health impacts of climate change on children don’t need exaggerating

By Adam Vaughan Children are increasingly protesting about their futureStefan Boness/Panos Pictures A child born today faces far-reaching health impacts from living through a world 4°C warmer than humans have ever experienced, according to a major assessment released today. But the research doesn’t support claims by some climate activists that children may not grow up… Read More »