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The Pew Charitable Trusts is working to protect the health of all Americans through a variety of projects, conducting fact-based research and seeking nonpartisan policy solutions. From stemming the rising tide of opioid overdose deaths to reducing risks from foodborne pathogens, Pew endeavors to improve the public’s health and well-being.
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A new video from researchers at Harvard University shows just how quickly bacteria “learn” to defeat antibiotics. In the stunning two-minute time-lapse recording, viewers can see bacteria develop resistance to increasingly higher doses of antibiotics. Read More
Because of their understanding of community health, research capabilities, and access to health data, local health departments are a natural fit for conducting health impact assessments (HIAs). HIAs bring together scientific data, health expertise, and public input to identify the potential—and often overlooked—health effects of proposed new laws, regulations, projects, and programs. Read More
There is no question that exercise does the body good: Physical activity can increase muscle strength and agility while promoting healthy weight and good heart function. Now, a new study on mice, conducted by 2014 Pew fellow Matias A. Alvarez-Saavedra, Ph.D., adds to a growing body of evidence that regular exercise confers more than just physical benefits—it could also have tremendous... Read More