Health & Medicine

University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

With one in three American adults now classified as obese, the search is on for new explanations.  Health professionals have blamed excess consumption of sugar and fat coupled with a lack of exercise.  Now, an economist at the University of Virginia is speaking out.

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The recession may be over. And Virginia may be adding jobs again. But the state’s birth rate has not recovered yet, and it continues to fall. 

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E-cigarettes have solved the problem of second hand smoke, allowing people to consume tobacco without imposing on others.  Now, police say those so-called vaporizers or vape pens have created a new problem for them-people smoking illegal drugs in public without being detected. 

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Local health departments are warning that this is baby bat season, increasing the risk of contracting rabies. More than fifty people have been treated in one public health district alone.

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Virginia Senator Tim Kaine met today with doctors from VCU and the Red Cross, along with state health officials, to gather information and raise awareness about the health threat posed by the Zika virus. 

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