Category: School of Public Health

Startup makes water safety testing cheaper

Boston Globe (subscription required) Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health The revelation last year that unsafe drinking water in Flint, Mich., had exposed thousands of children to the dangerous heavy metal lead prompted a national outcry… Expert quote: “Broadly, I don’t think [the Clean Water Co.’s] findings are inconsistent with what one would expect.” View […]

Seeking to cut drug arrests, Shakopee police offer addicts money to stay clean

Star Tribune David Rosenbloom, School of Public Health Shakopee police are recycling money seized during drug arrests to offer as much as $3,000 to addicts for treatment… Expert quote: “What you are seeing is the pent-up frustration of police officers. In the past, [they] have been given a set of tools and expectations that didn’t […]

Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

HealthDay News Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Many underage Americans down jello shots, and these young drinkers are more likely to binge drink, drink heavily and get into alcohol-fueled fights, researchers say… Expert quote: “Specific interventions to address this consumption may be warranted as part of the effort to reduce risky alcohol use among […]

Weight Gain, Heart Disease, Back Pain: Longer Car Commutes May Harm Your Health

WBUR “CommonHealth” Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health Four years ago, Barbara Huntress-Rather got a great job, as director of quality improvement for a health care company that serves fragile seniors. Just one problem: She lived in Lawrence, and the new job was in Lynn… Expert quote: “You potentially have a triple whammy, where you’re […]