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Psychosocial Characteristics of Internet use in Adolescents

Psychosocial Characteristics of Internet use in Adolescents

At what stage does heavy Internet use among adolescents become problematic?
Women and Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Women and Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

What potentially motivates a woman to drink alcohol during her pregnancy? This new study examines the issue.
Influenza Vaccines and Antiviral Drug Availablity in Africa

Influenza Vaccines and Antiviral Drug Availablity in Africa

Influenza is widespread in both tropical and temperate Africa, but influenza vaccines and antiviral drugs may not be commonly available. This survey looked at coverage in 24 African countries.
The Obese Patient in the Healthcare Environment

The Obese Patient in the Healthcare Environment

Weight bias in healthcare is no joke. Find out if your environment is sensitive to and accepting of diverse patient sizes.
Influences on Self-protective Behavior for West Nile Virus

Influences on Self-protective Behavior for West Nile Virus

The findings of this study can help elucidate effective public health policy not only for education about West Nile Virus, but other mosquito-borne diseases as well.
Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Adults and Adults

Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Adults and Adults

While Type 1 diabetes is most often diagnosed in children and adolescents, it can also surface in adulthood. This review examined the epidemiology of adult T1D incidence.
Alcohol Use as a Risk Factor for Tuberculosis -- A Systematic Review

Alcohol Use as a Risk Factor for Tuberculosis -- A Systematic Review

What is the strength of the association between alcohol use and risk of tuberculosis? What are the possible causal pathways?
Guidelines for Preventing Malaria in International Travelers

Guidelines for Preventing Malaria in International Travelers

This concerning appraisal of current international and national guidelines for malaria prevention in travelers highlights the many inconsistencies and conflicting recommendations among them.
Parental Smoking and Child Poverty

Parental Smoking and Child Poverty

The negative effects of parental smoking on the health of children are well-established, but as this study indicates, parental smoking may also exacerbate childhood poverty.
Early Psychosocial Factors and the Risk of Diabetes and Other Disorders

Early Psychosocial Factors and the Risk of Diabetes and Other Disorders

How does socioeconomic status adversely affect health? This new study looks at the possible connections.
Frequency of HIV Testing in Urban vs Rural Areas of the US

Frequency of HIV Testing in Urban vs Rural Areas of the US

Why are rural Americans less likely to go for HIV testing than their urban counterparts? This new study offers some explanations.
Language and Obesity: Putting the Person Before the Disease

Language and Obesity: Putting the Person Before the Disease

The language that we use for individuals affected by obesity needs to consistently put people before their diseases.
Lack of Sleep, Low Vitality and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Lack of Sleep, Low Vitality and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

What's the link between self-reported lack of sleep, low vitality and impaired glucose tolerance?
Sedentary Behavior and Health Outcomes Among Older Adults

Sedentary Behavior and Health Outcomes Among Older Adults

Many elderly persons spend most of their awake time in sedentary activities. Is this contributing to poor health outcomes?
Reduction of Diabetes Risk in Routine Clinical Practice

Reduction of Diabetes Risk in Routine Clinical Practice

Is intervention from medical professionals successful in reducing the rate of diabetes in the community?
Lack of Sleep, Low Vitality and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Lack of Sleep, Low Vitality and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

What's the link between self-reported lack of sleep, low vitality and impaired glucose tolerance?
Adequacy of Diabetes Care for Older US Rural Adults

Adequacy of Diabetes Care for Older US Rural Adults

Are older, rural Americans receiving adequate information about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, and how can clinicians best educate and work with this population group?
The Changing Demographic Profile of Eating Disorders

The Changing Demographic Profile of Eating Disorders

The belief that eating disorders occur mainly in young, white women has long been disproved. But what do we know about the actual demographics of, and recent trends in, eating disorder behaviors?
Preventive Health and the Affordable Care Act

Preventive Health and the Affordable Care Act

The potential impact of healthcare reform on preventive health in the United States is enormous.