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Children who witness violence or are sexually abused are 3 and 5 times more likely to inject drugs as adults

Children who are sexually abused are nearly five times more likely to inject drugs in adulthood as those who are not — while children who witness violence are about three times more likely — according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.

Sports injury app detects 99 percent more health conditions

A new cell phone app specializing in sports injury detection captured 99 percent more physical and mental health symptoms for college athletes than traditional sports medicine surveillance, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.

State policies will determine whether or not most Americans smoke marijuana

More than 50 percent of Americans changed their minds about intentions to smoke marijuana based on ramifications — or lack thereof — set forth by their state of residency, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver.

Nearly 600 Zika investigations force Harris County Public Health to ad-lib

The Harris County Public Health Department — which this past summer confirmed the state of Texas’ first Zika-associated death — has investigated nearly 600 suspected cases this year, 55 percent of which were pregnancy-related, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver.
AJPH: Findings from 40-year Nurses’ Health Study

AJPH: Findings from 40-year Nurses’ Health Study

A new issue of the American Journal of Public Health celebrates the 40th anniversary of the historic Nurses’ Health Study.
AJPH editorial: Time to address brain trauma in vulnerable veterans

AJPH editorial: Time to address brain trauma in vulnerable veterans

A new editorial in the American Journal of Public Health calls for action to address brain trauma in veterans in the hopes of eliminating health disparities among this vulnerable population.
AJPH study: Policies that reduce firearm ownership could reduce suicide rates

AJPH study: Policies that reduce firearm ownership could reduce suicide rates

New research in the American Journal of Public Health shows that states with higher firearm ownership have higher rates of firearm-related suicides.
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.