10 hrs ago
The Washington Post
The case for walking or cycling (or taking the train) to work
In 2000, 76 percent of Americans drove to work alone every day . In addition to the frustrations of rush hour traffic, those commutes also tend to be longer and start earlier in the morning than, say, walking or biking to work, according to the U.S. Census Bureau .
14 hrs ago
Mindfulness Can Help Adults Overcome Childhood Trauma
The first study to examine the relationship between childhood adversity, mindfulness, and health suggests adults who are mindful in the moment have better health. Researchers discovered adults who tend to focus on and accept their reactions to the present moment - or are mindful - report having better health, regardless of their childhood adversity.
18 hrs ago
Medical News Today
Many women's lives blighted by endometriosis
Endometriosis often takes a long time to be diagnosed and affects all areas of a women's life, a study has found. Research led by Monash University's Kate Young published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care found that endometriosis affects women's sex lives, personal relationships, work life, and emotional wellbeing.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeing, researchers find
Walking or cycling to work is better for people's mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research . A report published today reveals that people who stopped driving and started walking or cycling to work benefited from improved wellbeing.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Mindfulness Protects Adults' Health From the Impacts of Childhood Adversity
Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on and accept their reactions to the present moment-or are mindful-report having better health, regardless of their childhood adversity. These findings, to be published in the October issue of Preventive Medicine , are based on the first study ever conducted to examine the relationship between childhood adversity, mindfulness, and health.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Endometriosis a burden on women's lives
Endometriosis often takes a long time to be diagnosed and affects all areas of a women's life, a study has found. Research led by Monash University's Kate Young published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care found that endometriosis affects women 's sex lives, personal relationships , work life, and emotional wellbeing.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Demonstration waivers could aid Medicaid expansion in Georgia
When talking about Medicaid expansion in Georgia, demonstration waivers may be the way to go according to a Morehouse School of Medicine professor. Reinetta Waldrop, assistant professor for Morehouse's Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, said demonstration waivers could address state economic concerns and provide health equity for vulnerable Georgians.
An appetite for life
Researchers found that elderly people with fair or poor appetites had higher risks of mortality than those with good appetites. In a study published in the journal Appetite , Emeritus Professor Mark Wahlqvist from Monash University's Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and the Monash Asia Institute, led a team investigating the connection between appetite and mortality.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Public health researcher ignites debate on e-cigarettes
Professor and chair of epidemiology at FIU's Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Maziak published an op-ed piece in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, "Harm Reduction at the Crossroads: The Case of E-Cigarettes" and letters in JAMA and The Lancet noting that e-cigarettes are being marketed to young consumers and they are hearing that message-and responding to it in alarming numbers. "New data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey show that the number of e-cigarette experimenters among high school students in the U.S. more than doubled between 2011 and 2012.
Blood Pressure Differences Associated With Optimal Macronutrient...
Blood Pressure Differences Associated With Optimal Macronutrient Intake Trial for Heart Health -Like Diet Compared With a Typical American Diet From the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health , MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health , Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis ; School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom ; MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom ; and Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL .
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Miriam Hospital among national research group awarded $20 million NIH grant
The Miriam Hospital is part of a research collaboration that has received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an intravaginal ring that can deliver powerful antiretroviral drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women. Led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science, the five-year research initiative is funded under the NIH U19 Program, which supports collaborative projects involving multiple institutions.
Rare Respiratory Ailment Hospitalizing Hundreds...
More than 1,000 US children have been hospitalized due to a mysterious respiratory illness believed to be caused by a pathogen related to the one that causes the common cold , and 10 states have contacted the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help in the matter, various media outlets have reported. According to Gillian Mohney and Dean Schabner of ABC News , the disease has not yet been identified, but health officials believe the cause is human enterovirus 68 , which the CDC said is related to rhinovirus - the most common viral pathogen and the predominant cause of colds in men and women.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
The Washington Post
Harvard Receives Record Gift of $350 Million for Public Health
Harvard University received a record donation of $350 million for its public health school from the family foundation of real estate developers Gerald and Ronnie Chan of Hong Kong-based Hang Lung Group Ltd. The gift from the Chan brothers' Morningside Foundation is focused on addressing pandemics, humanitarian crises, failing health systems and social and environmental threats to health, said Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. The school will be renamed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in honor of the Chans' late father.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Assessment and Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Employees: An...
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American Academy of Family Physicians
Making Sense of Preventive Coding
Preventive care is a cornerstone of family medicine. Routine visits for patients of all ages are scheduled to promote wellness and disease prevention.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds
Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge.
The Food Gap Is Widening
Nutritional disparities between America's rich and poor are growing, despite efforts to provide higher-quality food to people who most need it.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Mental Help Net
Tax on Sugary Beverages Could Most Reduce Child Obesity
Simulations demonstrate that an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would be the most effective policy for reducing child obesity, according to research published online Aug. 26 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine .
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Assessment of Rabies Exposure Risk in a Group of U.S. Air Force Basic ...
In January 2014, members of the Joint Base San Antonio -Lackland, Texas, preventive medicine and public health teams evaluated a U.S. Air Force basic training squadron for potential exposure in sleeping bays to rabies virus carried by Mexican free-tailed bats .