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The month in review: Public health research roundup

Taking on topics from obesity, to caffeine, to mental health, public health studies can help inform the decisions we make everyday when it comes to our health. Read on for some of the latest highlights in this research roundup.
Report: Most states not ready to respond to infectious diseases

Report: Most states not ready to respond to infectious diseases

Protecting against infectious disease is among the world’s greatest health challenges right now. Sadly the U.S. is not ready to prevent or respond to disease outbreak, according to data released today by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

AJPH study: Cigarette tax rates influenced more by politics than economy

New research from the American Journal of Public Health investigates what factors might influence state cigarette tax rates. Is it just the economy or do political leanings play a major role? Read on to learn more about this study and its findings.

Homelessness featured in special American Journal of Public Health issue

A new supplemental issue of the American Journal of Public Health unveils the latest in public health efforts and progress addressing homelessness.

Ethical research and minorities focus of new issue of American Journal of Public Health

A new issue of the American Journal of Public Health delves into discussing the latest progress and challenges of ethical research, particularly as it relates to minorities. Learn more about what the themed issue has to offer.
AJPH Q&A: Teen driving and riding practices after using drugs, alcohol

AJPH Q&A: Teen driving and riding practices after using drugs, alcohol

With more than a quarter of high school seniors driving after using drugs or alcohol, or riding in a car with a driver who did, O’Malley’s latest study investigates the prevalence of risky driving among our nation’s teens.
CDC: Antibiotic misuse is killing Americans

CDC: Antibiotic misuse is killing Americans

If you’re an American you’ve probably taken an antibiotic, and there’s a 50 percent chance you’ve done so when it was not necessary. According to new data released by CDC, overuse of antibiotics is not just unnecessary — it’s fatal.
Report: Disability shouldn’t be a barrier to health

Report: Disability shouldn’t be a barrier to health

A new report encourages the inclusion of people with disabilities in more mainstream public health practices and programs. Find out what's working and what more needs to be done in this new CDC report.
Awareness, Medicaid expansion key to covering young adults

Awareness, Medicaid expansion key to covering young adults

Public health workers have a tremendous opportunity to help bring health coverage to all Americans. But data released Tuesday show that we must act fast.

Study: Smokers using e-cigarettes to quit are younger, more motivated

A new study from the American Journal of Public Health strives to understand the profile of smokers that use e-cigarettes as a means to quit. Read on to learn more about the study's findings.

Study: More calorie information may not improve use of calorie-labeled menus

A new study from the American Journal of Public Health surveyed McDonald's customers to determine whether providing recommended calorie information might improve diners' use of calorie-labeled menus. Read more to find out what the researchers learned.
Previous twisters inform current tornado safety recommendations: AJPH Q&A

Previous twisters inform current tornado safety recommendations: AJPH Q&A

New research investigates the deadly 2011 Alabama tornado outbreak and suggests ways to stay safe in future storms.