Fact Tank May. 23, 2014

Chart of the Week: Is food too cheap for our own good?

Americans spend less on food than they ever have, and are fatter than they’ve ever been. Could there be a connection?

Fact Tank May. 16, 2014

Chart of the Week: Who really drinks the most?

The countries with the highest per-capita alcohol consumption don’t, as a rule, have the heaviest drinkers. Those tend to be in countries where alcohol is forbidden or strongly discouraged.

Global May. 1, 2014

Public Health a Major Priority in Africa

People in six African nations say building and improving hospitals and preventing and treating HIV/AIDS should be among the top public health priorities for their governments. Other priorities include improving access to drinking water and prenatal care and fighting hunger and infectious diseases.

Hispanic Apr. 29, 2014

U.S. Births Drive Rising Hispanic Population

Since 2000, the U.S.-born Latino population has grown at a faster rate than the immigrant population. As a result, the foreign-born share of Latinos is now in decline.

Fact Tank Feb. 7, 2014

Who smokes in America?

CVS’ decision to stop selling tobacco products comes as smoking continues to decline and smokers are consuming fewer cigarettes.

Fact Tank Jan. 15, 2014

The social life of health information

Our national survey finds that seven-in-ten (72%) adult internet users say they have searched online for information about a range of health issues, the most popular being specific diseases and treatments.

Fact Tank Jan. 10, 2014

Fewer Americans see cigarette smoking as a major public health problem

About half of Americans rank cigarette smoking as a serious public health problem.

Fact Tank Jan. 10, 2014

Chart of the Week: Where the smokers are

A new data visualization lets you pinpoint where smoking is most and least common around the world.

Fact Tank Jan. 8, 2014

Few Americans track their weight, diet or exercise online

Among the 6-in-10 Americans who say they track their weight, diet or exercise routine, 9% say they use online or app tools.