While motor vehicle traffic deaths in the U.S. have declined over the past decade, mortality rates for suicide, poisoning and falls increased substantially, according to a new study published online Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, November 2012.
Fewer pregnancies occurred among high school teens in schools with more than 10 hours of nursing and doctor time per 100 students, finds a new study published online yesterday in the October 2012 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
A report released last week by the Congressional Budget Office suggests a 50-cent tobacco tax increase would improve the population’s health by decreasing the prevalence of smoking, particularly among teens, while lowering the deficit.
As bike-sharing programs gain in popularity, a timely study from the American Journal of Public Health finds that cyclists utilizing a bike-sharing program in Washington, D.C., are much less likely to wear helmets than their counterparts riding personal bicycles.
Shopping at lower cost supermarkets may be closely linked to higher obesity rates, reports a study published online yesterday in the American Journal of Public Health.
As many schools eliminate physical education classes, even while childhood obesity and diabetes rates skyrocket in this country, a national study published today in the American Journal of Public Health finds that state laws that require schools to offer PE for a specific amount of time help ensure that daily physical activity recommendations among...
If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the health care law, retirees may pay about $20,000 for medical care; new study reports that one in every six cancers worldwide is caused by a treatable or preventable infection; video spurs advocacy of systematic reforms in the treatment of the mentally ill. All this and more, rounding up...
Significantly more road traffic injuries occur in poor urban areas compared with wealthier areas, indicates a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter discussed two of their life’s passions since leaving the White House — mental health and global health — in remarks before the Association of Health Care Journalists conference Thursday in Atlanta.
“Good health adds life to years.” That was the theme of April 7’s World Health Day, as well as today’s Healthy Aging Symposium hosted by the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, D.C.