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?
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.
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.
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.
Who smokes in America?
CVS’ decision to stop selling tobacco products comes as smoking continues to decline and smokers are consuming fewer cigarettes.
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.
Fewer Americans see cigarette smoking as a major public health problem
About half of Americans rank cigarette smoking as a serious public health problem.
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.
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.
What ails America? Dr. Google can tell you
Dr. Google’s waiting room was crowded in 2013. Online search has become an easy way for people to learn more about what’s ailing them, either to self-diagnose or find a remedy.