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Advancing Maternal Survival in the Global Context

Advancing Maternal Survival in the Global Context

Millions of dollars have been spent over the past decades to improve maternal survival, yet we still do not know if the observed improvements are attributable to our interventions or to other factors.
Interventions to Reduce Suicides at Suicide Hotspots

Interventions to Reduce Suicides at Suicide Hotspots

Are there enough public health interventions in place to help prevent suicides?
Rates, Risk Factors & Methods of Self Harm Among Minority Ethnic Groups

Rates, Risk Factors & Methods of Self Harm Among Minority Ethnic Groups

Studies show ethnic variations in mental illness prevalence, but the cultural epidemiology of self harm is not well-studied. Do prevalence, risk factors, and methods of self harm vary by ethnic group?
Social Relationships and Health Among Older Adults

Social Relationships and Health Among Older Adults

Can strengthening social relationships among older adults have a significant impact on health-related behaviors, ultimately improving their health?
Metabolic Syndrome and Prostate Cancer Risk

Metabolic Syndrome and Prostate Cancer Risk

Could metabolic syndrome have a protective effect against prostate cancer?
Developing Cancer Warning Statements for Alcoholic Beverages

Developing Cancer Warning Statements for Alcoholic Beverages

Should cancer risk warning labels, similar to those used on cigarette packs, be added to alcoholic beverages? What type of message would be most effective?
Parental Weight Changes Predict Child Weight Changes

Parental Weight Changes Predict Child Weight Changes

Does a parent's weight gain or loss influence their children's weight changes?
Risk of Death After First Hospitalization for Heart Failure

Risk of Death After First Hospitalization for Heart Failure

Are men more at risk of death than women after hospitalization for heart failure?
Inadequate Sleep and Obesity in the US Adult Population

Inadequate Sleep and Obesity in the US Adult Population

Evidence shows that U.S. adults have been sleeping less and less. Is this trend contributing to the increased prevalence of overweight and obesity?
Pregnant Smokers and Internet-Based Smoking Cessation

Pregnant Smokers and Internet-Based Smoking Cessation

Can an online intervention help pregnant women quit smoking? This study interviewed pregnant smokers to determine what features of such a program would be most desirable.
Advising Patients on Safe Travel Abroad

Advising Patients on Safe Travel Abroad

If your patients are traveling abroad, be ready with this advice on how to prevent illness or injury.
A Prospective Study of Dietary Selenium Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A Prospective Study of Dietary Selenium Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

How strong is the connection between dietary selenium intake and the possible risk of type 2 diabetes?
Impact of Tea Drinking Upon Tuberculosis: A Neglected Issue

Impact of Tea Drinking Upon Tuberculosis: A Neglected Issue

Can drinking tea lead to decreased susceptibility to tuberculosis?
Interventions Targeting Social Isolation in Older People

Interventions Targeting Social Isolation in Older People

Seniors in our society often become socially isolated and lonely in their later years. What are some strategies being developed from a public health perspective to try to reach out to them?
Cigar Smoking and All Cause and Smoking Related Mortality

Cigar Smoking and All Cause and Smoking Related Mortality

Does cigar smoking carry the same health risks as cigarette smoking?
Messages Directed at Abstaining From Alcohol During Pregnancy

Messages Directed at Abstaining From Alcohol During Pregnancy

This study evaluated three different advertising concepts aimed at educating women on the use of alcohol during pregnancy. Which approach proved to be most effective?
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.
Differences in Adult Men and Women With Diabetes Management

Differences in Adult Men and Women With Diabetes Management

Do men and women deal with their diabetes in different ways? This new study explores and explains some of the differences.
Prevalence and Complications of Diabetes Mellitus in Northern Africa

Prevalence and Complications of Diabetes Mellitus in Northern Africa

How prevalent is type 2 diabetes in Northern Africa, and how can clinicians work together to educate the public about the risk factors associated with disease?
What Do Patients Think About HIV Mass Screening in France?

What Do Patients Think About HIV Mass Screening in France?

Are men and women in France receptive to the idea of mass screening for HIV?