New Ebola treatments mostly failing Donald Thea, School of Public Health, Center for Global Health and Development Despite a massive international effort, several treatments that once held great hope for fighting Ebola have turned out not to work against the dreaded virus that killed more than 11,000 people in the most recent outbreak. Expert quote: “It absolutely limits you as […]

Three ways to eat healthy from the new U.S. dietary guidelines Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College When the long-awaited 2015 dietary guidelines arrived, they came with three recommended diets, each designed to make sure you get all the nutrients you need, but don’t overdo it with calories… Expert quote: “There is variety of healthy dietary patterns to follow, whatever […]

Do voters have the right to know presidential candidates’ health histories? George Annas, School of Public Health On Monday, Donald Trump released a statement by his personal physician that said he’d lost 15 pounds in the last year, takes aspirin daily and a low dose of statin and has “astonishingly excellent” lab test results and blood pressure… Expert quote: “The public has a right to know […]

Should we scrub all memorials to Woodrow Wilson? By William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies. “On the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration in 2013 I wrote an op-ed published in the Richmond Post-Dispatch reminding its readers of the retrograde racial views of our 28th president that few Americans were aware of (except for historians […]

Teens have brand preferences when it comes to drinking, even though it’s illegal Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Ads for alcoholic beverages lure teens to imbibe, in spite of laws prohibiting them from doing so until they are 21… Expert quote: “When you examine the relationship between brand-specific advertising and underage youth consumption by brand, there is a very strong and consistent relationship.” View full article