Category: Health Care
2016 collection of research that offers insight on the link between gun violence and mental illness and the effectiveness of laws that ban certain people from buying firearms.
2016 tip sheet from The Poynter Institute that explains how to report on changes in risk as it relates to health and medical studies and pharmaceutical trials.
2016 tip sheet offering a list of weather-related resources to aid journalists in covering hurricanes and tropical storms.
2016 study published in Child Abuse & Neglect that looks at the characteristics of burns among children to determine the likelihood that the burns are the result of child abuse.
2016 study in Health Affairs that looks at the effectiveness of Medicaid programs in getting enrollees, who are twice as likely to smoke as the general population, to stop using tobacco.
2016 highlights from the spring semester speaker series at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.
2016 study in the Journal of Marriage and Family that looks at whether girls and young women who take abstinence pledges are less likely to become pregnant, acquire STDs.
2016 study published in PNAS that examines how false beliefs about the biological differences between black and white people might influence pain assessment and treatment of black patients.
A 2016 recorded talk by Sarah Kliff, deputy managing editor for visuals at Vox, about media coverage of the Affordable Care Act and what’s next for health care policy.
2016 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine that investigates the link between Zika infection and fetal abnormalities, including microcephaly, in Brazil.
2015 study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association that examines how often young adults visited U.S. emergency rooms for the treatment of toothaches between 2001 and 2010.
2016 study in Social Science & Medicine that looks at how people’s experiences with the Department of Motor Vehicles affect their likelihood of becoming organ donors.
2015 working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research that examines medical spending among elderly Americans, with a focus on the amount of medical expenses for those who are ages 70 to 90.
2016 collection of research about lead poisoning, including sources of exposure, health effects and policy implications.
2014 study in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface that examines the relationship between the location and timing of disease outbreaks and the characteristics of outbreak sites.