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.
Are there enough public health interventions in place to help prevent suicides?
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?
Can strengthening social relationships among older adults have a significant impact on health-related behaviors, ultimately improving their health?
Could metabolic syndrome have a protective effect against prostate cancer?
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?
Does a parent's weight gain or loss influence their children's weight changes?
Are men more at risk of death than women after hospitalization for heart failure?
Evidence shows that U.S. adults have been sleeping less and less. Is this trend contributing to the increased prevalence of overweight and obesity?
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.
If your patients are traveling abroad, be ready with this advice on how to prevent illness or injury.
How strong is the connection between dietary selenium intake and the possible risk of type 2 diabetes?
Can drinking tea lead to decreased susceptibility to tuberculosis?
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?
Does cigar smoking carry the same health risks as cigarette smoking?
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?
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.
Do men and women deal with their diabetes in different ways? This new study explores and explains some of the differences.
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?