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American Journal of Public Health cited as researchers compare nutritional value of juice with other sweets; APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin quoted in Medicare Q&A; and smoking may make women twice as prone to sudden cardiac death. Read these and more public health news stories for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Today is the Great American Smokeout, an opportunity for current smokers to kick the deadly habit not only for today but a lifetime.
The image of cigarette-smoking James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause” popularized tobacco use among youths. More than 50 years later, research shows that tobacco has become increasingly visible on the silver screen, making smoking seem more enticing, particularly for young people.
Tight budgets make mosquito and West Nile virus control difficult; some of Texas’ most densely populated areas may soon have expanded Medicaid coverage; and court upholds ban on graphic labels on cigarette packages. Read about these and more public health news stories on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
A U.S. District Court judge tossed out a federal mandate on Wednesday that would have required tobacco companies to include new, graphic warning labels on the front of cigarette packs, ruling it violates the First Amendment.
New blood clot guidelines dispel myth that flying economy-class increases your chances of dangerous blood clots. Three new studies examine how Facebooking can hurt self-esteem when falling into the trap of social comparison. Another reason to quit smoking- new evidence suggests it can take a toll on memory. Wal-Mart plans to use simple labels to...
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....