Findings
AJPH study: Raising the minimum wage could lower premature deaths

AJPH study: Raising the minimum wage could lower premature deaths

A new study in the American Journal of Public Health found that raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour in New York City could have averted up to 5,500 premature deaths between 2008 and 2012.
AJPH study: Women seeking abortions in Texas face challenges in access to care after clinic closures

AJPH study: Women seeking abortions in Texas face challenges in access to care after clinic closures

New research shows that women whose nearest clinic closed as a result of Texas House Bill 2 traveled farther for services and had greater out-of-pocket expenses.
County Health Rankings reveals rural, urban divide

County Health Rankings reveals rural, urban divide

Residents of rural counties face greater health challenges than their urban counterparts, according to new findings out today.
AJPH study: How community interventions reduced Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone

AJPH study: How community interventions reduced Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone

New research shows how community-based approaches to prevention and care were able to reduce Ebola transmission during the recent epidemic.
2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is your state?

2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is your state?

The annual report released today on the health status of every U.S. state celebrated meaningful progress but warned that rising drug deaths, obesity and child poverty are serious areas of concern.
AJPH study: Medicaid coverage linked to improved access to outpatient care, control of chronic disease

AJPH study: Medicaid coverage linked to improved access to outpatient care, control of chronic disease

New research in the American Journal of Public Health highlights how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is creating a healthier U.S.

Study: Adolescent alcohol, drug use with or without a parent’s knowledge results in negative consequences

Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs – both with and without a parent’s knowledge – are at great risk.

Study: TV binge-watching associated with negative mental health effects

With the availability of newer technology and instant video streaming services increasing, TV binge-watching has become a cultural phenomenon. In fact, binge-watching is significantly associated with TV addiction and other negative mental health effects.

Study: 1 in 3 college students is food insecure

Food insecurity — or lack of consistent access to adequate foods — is a persistent public health concern across the nation, especially for college students?

Study: Risking money = people lose more weight

An increasing number of Americans are trying to lose weight. They may lose more weight by risking money on their ability to lose it.

Study: People who don’t understand the Affordable Care Act don’t like it

The Affordable Care Act has helped 16.4 million uninsured people gain health coverage, but roughly half of Americans don’t support the law. Misinformation is a big reason why.

Study: Mothers with low milk supply breastfeed longer when using social media, Internet for advice

We live in an interconnected, online world and everything is affected — even breastfeeding. Thanks to the Internet and social media, mothers with low milk supply have been able to breastfeed longer than if they didn’t have access to online channels