Public health is making news this week. APHA Annual Meeting presentations and events have been picked up by major media outlets around the country. Check out some of the headlines below.
Associated Press — Study in Wash. state suggests more violence among kids of combat veterans, including daughters
The study, to be presented Monday at a public health conference in Washington, D.C., was based on a 2008 questionnaire survey of about 10,000 students in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades in Washington. That state has the sixth largest active duty population in the country.
Los Angeles Times — Chronic health problems plague immigrants decades after move
Is migrating to the United States hazardous to your health? If you’re Latino and have lived in the states more than 20 years, you might want to listen up: Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that the longer immigrants have lived in the U.S., the worse their health gets.
The Atlantic — Study of the Day: Teens Want to Lose Weight But Don’t Know How
New research suggests that obese adolescents want to shed pounds, but smoking, non-diet soda and video games are getting in their way.
WebMD — Study: Too Much Sugar in Drinks Marketed to Kids
It’s no surprise that many sodas have a lot of sugar. What may be more surprising is that many fruit drinks, often billed as healthier alternatives, are often loaded with close to the same amount of sugar and calories.
National Journal — HHS Releases Leading Health Indicators for the Next Decade
The Health and Human Services Department announced its Leading Health Indicators on Monday, a list of metrics for measuring public-health progress that is adjusted every 10 years.
UPI — Grandma’s birth control problems persist
Hormonal birth control is different from that of 30 years ago but even with lower hormonal levels many of the same problems remain, U.S. researchers say.
HealthDay News — Many Parents Skipping Kids’ Shots, Putting Other Kids at Risk
By signing an affidavit that says “all or some immunizations are contrary to my beliefs,” California parents can bypass requirements that their children be fully immunized before attending school, and new research indicates that many are choosing to do so.
Modern Healthcare — Park announces public-health app challenge
An HHS mobile-device application contest unveiled today aims to encourage software developers and public health professionals to co-design programs that mitigate public health problems.
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