Fact Tank Jul. 11, 2013

Is childhood obesity contagious?

Every parent knows that young children catch lots of things at school: chicken pox, the flu and, of course, the annual back-to-school cold. Now there’s evidence that kids can catch something else from their classmates:  obesity. Of course there isn’t a fat virus, or at least one we know about.  But a research team from […]

Internet & Tech Jun. 20, 2013

Family Caregivers Wired for Health

Four-in-ten adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology.

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Global May. 23, 2013

Data: Advanced Economies Report Lowest Deprivation

While people in advanced economies are most bearish about their economic situation, they report very low levels of deprivation relative to others around the world.

Pew Research Center May. 23, 2013

Many in Developing Nations Struggle to Afford Food

Many in Developing Nations Struggle to Afford Food

U.S. Politics Apr. 4, 2013

Majority Now Supports Legalizing Marijuana

For the first time in more than four decades of polling on the issue, a majority of Americans favors legalizing the use of marijuana.

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Internet & Tech Feb. 12, 2013

Infographic: The Internet and Health

An infographic summing up key findings from the Internet and health report.

Religion Feb. 1, 2013

The Contraception Mandate and Religious Liberty

On Feb. 1, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new rules that would exempt certain religious organizations from a new mandate to offer free contraception services to women employees.

Internet & Tech Jan. 28, 2013

Seven-in-Ten U.S. Adults Track a Health Indicator

Keeping notes on one’s health has been shown to be a tool for improving it, but up until now there has been no measure of how many people engage in this activity.

Internet & Tech Jan. 15, 2013

One-in-Three Turn to Internet for Medical Self-Diagnosis

Many have now added the internet to their personal health toolbox, helping themselves and their loved ones better understand what might be ailing them.

Internet & Tech Nov. 8, 2012

Mobile Health Finds Its Market In Smartphone Owners

Over half of smartphone owners gather health information on their phones, compared with 6% of non-smartphone owners.