COVID-19’s impact on cancer prevention and control in Africa

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Africa, the continent was already struggling to deal with another public health crisis – a growing cancer epidemic characterized by more than one million new cancer cases and nearly 700,000 deaths per year. In a Perspective, Beatrice Wiafe Addai and Wilfred Ngwa discuss the significant challenges COVID-19 imposed on cancer […]

Harm prevention policies must take the long view, say experts — ScienceDaily

The evidence for the harmful effects of alcohol on brain health is compelling, but now experts have pin-pointed three key time periods in life when the effects of alcohol are likely to be at their greatest. Writing in The BMJ today, researchers in Australia and the UK say evidence suggests three periods of dynamic brain […]

Conversation about suicide prevention leads to safe gun storage

IMAGE: Forefront Suicide Prevention volunteers talk with visitors to the Safer Night Out community event in Walla Walla, Wash., in August 2019. view more  Credit: Forefront Suicide Prevention/University of Washington Talking to people at gun shows about suicide prevention and the risks of unsecured firearms can lead to safe weapons storage, according to a new study. […]

Why school bullying prevention programs that involve peers may be harmful to victims

School bullying has been identified as harmful to students’ mental health. Many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of bullying prevention programs, finding mixed results in general and no benefits overall for secondary school students. Looking at the specific components of bullying prevention programs helps to explain the complicated pattern: Unlike intensive programs that include parent […]