public health

Does Bloomberg's stair advocacy make business sense?

Jul 30, 2013
In his persistent campaign to make New Yorkers healthier, Mayor Bloomberg wants people to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, New York City, public health

What's the right price for legal pot?

Jun 24, 2013
Washington State tries to balance public health, tax revenues and driving the black market out of business as it licenses retailers to sell recreational marijuana.
Posted In: marijuana, public health, pot

Could apartments become the next no-smoking zone?

Nov 15, 2012
If the folks behind the Great American Smokeout have their way, the latest frontier in the “no smoking” crusade could be apartment buildings.
Posted In: smoking, cancer, tobacco, public health

What we have learned from the 1995 Chicago heat wave

Jul 6, 2012
Three days of extreme heat in Chicago in 1995 caused over 700 deaths. New York University professor Eric Klinenberg talks about what we've learned from that catastrophe.
Posted In: weather, climate change, public health

Cutting public health to pay for student loans

May 8, 2012
Republicans want to use money for preventive care to cover lower interest rates
Posted In: public health, student loans, health care reform law

In China, concerns grow over environmental costs of Apple products

Nov 28, 2011
Apple remains tight-lipped as its Chinese suppliers reportedly pollute and break environmental laws. Activists hope that putting pressure on the big brand will impact other Chinese polluters.
Posted In: apple, China, China's Environment, public health