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Screening for Sexual Assault in a Primary Care Setting

Screening for Sexual Assault in a Primary Care Setting

This article reviews what primary care clinicians should know about screening, reporting, and caring for victims of sexual assault.
Does Place of Residence Affect Risk of Suicide?

Does Place of Residence Affect Risk of Suicide?

What role does place of residence play in the potential risk for suicide? This new study looks at the data from across the US, with a particular focus on the state of Kentucky.
Prevalence of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland

Prevalence of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland

Is there an obesity epidemic among children in Ireland?
E-Cigarette Access and Smoking and Drinking in Teenagers

E-Cigarette Access and Smoking and Drinking in Teenagers

This study aimed to determine the extent of e-cigarette use by young people, and the attitudes of those that access them. Do teenagers view e-cigarettes as a recreational substance?
When Health Professionals Abuse Drugs and Alcohol

When Health Professionals Abuse Drugs and Alcohol

No one is quite sure how many health professionals abuse alcohol and other substances, but a decade-old study conservatively estimated the number at about 8%.
Association of HDL With Development of Metabolic Syndrome

Association of HDL With Development of Metabolic Syndrome

Is there a correlation between HDL levels and the incidence of metabolic syndrome? And how might components of metabolic syndrome emerge and change relative to HDL level?
APHA 2012: The Executive Director's Top Picks

APHA 2012: The Executive Director's Top Picks

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director of APHA, offers a sneak peek at the upcoming annual meeting and what to look forward to this year.
Tackling Health Inequalities in European Cities

Tackling Health Inequalities in European Cities

What types of social and health care policies and interventions are being implemented to address health inequalities in various European cities?
Follow-up After Gestational Diabetes

Follow-up After Gestational Diabetes

Women whose pregnancy was complicated by gestational diabetes have a greatly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Are they receiving adequate follow-up?
The Impact of Chronic Disease Self-management Programs

The Impact of Chronic Disease Self-management Programs

Stanford's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program has been shown to help participants improve their health behaviors and outcomes. But does it reduce costs?
Gender Differences in Attitudes Impeding CRC Screening

Gender Differences in Attitudes Impeding CRC Screening

Is there a difference in the way men and women view screening for colorectal cancer?
Improving Adherence in TB Treatment

Improving Adherence in TB Treatment

Could house calls by public health clinicians help with patient adherence to TB treatment? This new study takes a look.
Home-Based Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Screening

Home-Based Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Screening

What types of home testing methods exist for chlamydia and gonorrhea and how effective and accurate are they?
Waterpipe Smoking in Students: Prevalence, Risk Factors, Addiction, Intake

Waterpipe Smoking in Students: Prevalence, Risk Factors, Addiction, Intake

Waterpipe smoking appears to be more common among students in Western countries nowadays. How prevalent is it? What are the risk factors? What is the intake of smoke and the markers of dependence?
Diabetes in US Women on the Rise Independent of Risk Factors

Diabetes in US Women on the Rise Independent of Risk Factors

Much attention has been given to the known risk factors that are contributing to increased incidence of diabetes, especially in women. But is diabetes on the rise independently of these factors?
HPV Catch-Up Vaccination of Young Women

HPV Catch-Up Vaccination of Young Women

HPV vaccine is generally recommended for younger girls--but how old is too old? Would a catch-up vaccination of older girls have beneficial effect?
Projections of the Future Prevalence of Dementia

Projections of the Future Prevalence of Dementia

What are the latest predictions on the future prevalence of dementia around the world?
Alcohol Interventions and Intimate Partner Violence

Alcohol Interventions and Intimate Partner Violence

Heavy alcohol use has been linked to intimate partner violence. Can interventions aimed at reducing alcohol consumption also reduce IPV?
The Effectiveness of Interventions to Change Six Health Behaviours

The Effectiveness of Interventions to Change Six Health Behaviours

How can interventions change behavior, and encourage both children and adults to lead a healthier life?
Herpes Zoster-Associated Mortality in Europe

Herpes Zoster-Associated Mortality in Europe

Is herpes zoster infection significantly associated with mortality in the elderly?