Tag Archives: Impact

Graphic health warnings on cigarette packages losing their impact, study shows

Graphic health warnings on cigarette packages, such as those that depict rotting teeth, diseased mouths and throat cancer, are losing their impact as smokers become increasingly desensitized to them, according to the results of an international study. Experts say the findings highlight a need for governments to introduce more “variety” and “novelty” in their messaging… Read More »

The impact of hearing loss on mental well-being

If you’re dealing with untreated hearing loss, you’re more likely to have mental health concerns that likely increase your need for medical care, according to a recent study. Hearing loss can have far-reachingimpacts on a person’s health. The study, published in November 2018 in the Journal of Public Health, used data from a 2014 cross-sectional… Read More »

How blockchain could make an impact in healthcare

Blockchain, like other young and disruptive technologies, offers wide opportunities to impact healthcare, an industry that is primed for disruption. Despite being the largest sector of the U.S. economy, healthcare is plagued by slow systems, wasteful financing, and resource utilization and operational inefficiencies. To address these issues, innovative solutions like blockchain can alter the arithmetic… Read More »