CDC: The U.S. Suicide Rate Continues to Rise
The U.S. suicide rate is the highest in 15 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found the suicide rate has been on the rise since 2000, and hit its highest point in 2009.
Pfizer Recalling 1 Million Defective Birth Control Packets
Drug company Pfizer Inc., is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills, after finding an error on the packaging.
When It Comes to Accepting Evolution, Gut Feelings Trump Facts
Students will only accept the theory of evolution if they feel in their gut that its actually true, according to a new study conducted by Ohio State University. Researchers found that am immediate internal confirmation, or a “gut feeling”, heavily affects whether a person believes evolution is a true and proper theory.
Word Choice Affects Consumer Decision Making
Are you more likely to order pizza from a place that guarantees a delivery time of a half hour, or from a place that offers delivery in 29 minutes? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, most consumers would trust the 29 minute guarantee if it comes from a trustworthy source.
Dementia Patients Have Highest Hospitalization Rates, Most Preventable Conditions
A new study shows people with dementia have a higher rate of hospital admissions, but are also more able to prevent hospitalization through proactive care.
Tobacco Company Hides the Truth About Their Cigarettes
Cigarette giants Philip Morris USA may have altered data on the harmful effects of cigarettes, according to an independent study conducted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
U.S. Cancer Rates Drop, While Obesity Related Cancers Increase
There has been a steady drop in in the cancer death rate in the United States, but obesity related cancers, such as kidney cancer, is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report.
Home Monitoring May Help Reduce Costs for Heart Failure
Heart disease needs to be closely tracked in order to avoid such hospitalizations, and home-monitoring interventions may be especially useful, UCLA researchers say.