Monthly Archives: February 2014

Adderall: A worthy public health problem?

Renán E. Orellana, Co-Editor-in-Chief In thinking about recent increases in rates of prescription stimulant medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I asked myself how (if at all) does non-medical prescription stimulant use pose a threat to population health? At some point or another, a good deal of college students will hear an anecdote about a […]

Editor’s Pick: Links

Jorge Zárate, Co-Editor-In-Chief Here’s this week’s roundup of interesting links from around the web: History and Genomics A series of genomic studies shed light on how major historical events impacted our genome. Surviving the Black Plague allowed the people of Europe to carry forward immune system genes that made them more resistant to the Black […]

Assessing the Fundamental Role of Humanity in the Field Public Health

Renán E. Orellana, Co-Editor-in-Chief Hiring a private investigator to be the cornerstone of a behavioral intervention to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy seems to be an irrational, erratic means of health promotion. In many respects, such an approach would be doomed for failure, but it may be something to consider in the development of future strategies […]

Editor’s Pick: Links

Jorge Zárate, Co-Editor-in-Chief A cool infographic sorts the global cost of early mortality by cause of death. The data comes from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/11/infoporn-causes-of-death/?viewall=true A team of Japanese scientists makes an important breakthrough in stem cell research in a mouse model using a solution no […]