San Francisco has become the first city in the US to require warnings to appear on advertisements for soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Are there reasonable grounds for saying beverages with extra sugar cause obesity, diabetes and tooth decay and will warning labels make a difference? Below we discuss research published in BMC Public Health which supports this basis.
Monthly Archives: May 2016
Following cigarette packaging legislation introduced in the UK, cigarette packs will now be a single color and covered with large health warning images. Studies on the health impact of standardized cigarette packs suggest they can deter non-smokers from taking up the habit and may cut the number of cigarettes smokers get through. We look at some of the research on this topic, published in BMC Public Health.
As part of BMC Ecology’s celebration of Endangered Species Day, Dr. Josef Settele discusses the shifting practices and attitudes of natural history research in the modern era, and argues for the importance of specimen collection toward conservation efforts.
In the first few months of 2016, BMC Palliative Care has published interesting research focussed on those suffering from chronic illness and end-of-life patients. Below is a snapshot to highlight some of this exciting new research. If you would like to read more, visit our journal homepage.
Precision medicine is often proposed to be the future of healthcare, but it faces challenges in its implementation. A recently published debate article in BMC Medical Genomics argues that training and support for clinicians will be vital. Here, co-author Scott McGrath explores what we can learn from the introduction of another technological advancement to healthcare delivery.
During sex, snails pierce their mates with a ‘love-dart’ to chemically improve their chances of fathering children. New research, published today in BMC Evolutionary Biology, furthers our understanding of this remarkable weapon in the mating wars.