Tag Archives: STUDY

Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

When the Environmental Protection Agency approved the spraying of certain antibiotics three years ago to fight a deadly bacterial infection decimating Florida’s orange groves, growers thought they might have found a silver bullet. But public health advocates reacted with alarm, warning that the large-scale use of medically important drugs in agriculture could help fuel antibiotic… Read More »

Study Quantifies Smoking’s Strong Link to Peripheral Artery Diseas

ELEVATED RISK OF THIS COMMON ARTERIAL DISEASE LASTS 30 YEARS AFTER QUITTING SMOKING A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that cigarette smoking boosts the risk of peripheral artery disease, and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after smoking cessation. The study also found… Read More »

Head Injuries Tied to Motorized Scooters Are Rising: Study

SUNDAY, June 16, 2019 — Head injuries from riding electric scooters without a helmet are on the rise, a new study reports. Between 2008 and 2017, nearly 32,000 injuries were estimated nationwide, according to a review of records in the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance system. Accidents tripled from about 2,300 in… Read More »