Posts tagged "AJPH"

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.

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.

AJPH Q&A: Mental health stigma as a public health concern

How does the public respond to mental illness? Researcher Bernice A. Pescosolido, PhD, tackles this and other questions based on her investigation of mental health stigma.

AJPH study: Alcohol use, even moderate, is attributable to many cancer deaths

The skin cancer risks associated with tanning are well known, and many people are aware that lung cancer can result from smoking. New research from the American Journal of Public Health, however, highlights the cancer risks associated with alcohol use.

For 9/11 survivors, mental and respiratory illnesses go hand in hand, says AJPH study

Individuals with close ties to the 9/11 terrorist attack may be more likely to suffer from both respiratory and mental illnesses, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health, October 2012.

Journals call for integration between public health and primary care

While the Supreme Court deliberates the future of the Affordable Care Act, health leaders promote collaboration to improve the nation’s public health and primary care systems in a special joint issue of APHA's American Journal of Public Health and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Study: Doctor’s attitude about race may influence patient visit

Clinicians’ attitudes about race are associated with markers of poor communication during patient visits and poor ratings, particularly among black patients, reports a new study published yesterday in the American Journal of Public Health.

Study: Risky health behaviors reduced among lesbian, gay and bisexual youth who live in supportive religious climates

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth who live in communities with a supportive religious climate are less likely to engage in risky health behaviors, finds a new study in APHA’s American Journal of Public Health.

Suicide, mental health among veterans is focus of American Journal of Public Health issue

Given the growing burden of health concerns among U.S. veterans, the American Journal of Public Health dedicated a special issue on veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention.

Health-care exchanges, Indian Health Care, tying the knot

Many states grapple with getting insurance exchanges operational by the health-care law's deadline of Jan. 1, 2012. India tries to improve its public health system. A recent study from the American Journal of Public Health discusses how legalising same-sex marriage may create a healthier enivonrment for gay men, evidenced by a decline in doctor visits....

Study: Displaying calories as ‘physical activity equivalent’ leads to healthier choices

Displaying calorie information on sugar-sweetened beverages may lead to better health choices among low-income black adolescents, especially when it also shows how many minutes of exercise would be needed to burn off those calories, says a new study.

American Journal of Public Health launches new, improved website

APHA, this week launched a new and improved website for its prestigious scientific publication, the American Journal of Public Health,. The site’s new features offer a deeper, broader and more interactive user experience while still delivering top-ranked public health research to professionals in the field.