News tagged with american journal of preventive medicine

Tree and human health may be linked

Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health. In a new study by the U.S. Forest Service, the presence of trees was associated with human health.

Jan 16, 2013
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Distracted driving data and laws to prevent it don't match up

Cell phone distractions account for more than 300,000 car crashes each year. As a result, most states have put laws in place to limit or prohibit the use of mobile devices while driving. But a new study led by Temple University ...

Jun 08, 2011
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Most recent mammography recommendations confuse public

When the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention, released its recommendations on mammography screenings for US women on November 16, 2009, there was immediate ...

Apr 06, 2011
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Diabetes belt identified in southern United States

In the 1960s, a group of U.S. states with high age-adjusted stroke mortality defined a "stroke belt." Until recently, geographic patterns of diabetes had not been specifically characterized in the same manner. In an article ...

Mar 08, 2011
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Electronic cigarettes hold promise as aid to quitting

A study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers reports that electronic cigarettes are a promising tool to help smokers quit, producing six-month abstinence rates nearly double those for traditional ...

Feb 08, 2011
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iPhone quit-smoking apps not up to par

A new study finds that iPhone software applications designed to help people quit smoking fall short of the mark because they do not meet accepted standards.

Feb 08, 2011
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Video games get kids to eat more veg, fruit: study

After being fingered as a key cause of the rising rate of US childhood obesity, video games got a reprieve Tuesday as a new study showed they can be used to encourage kids to eat healthier foods.

Dec 06, 2010
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