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.

dateJan 16, 2013 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateApr 06, 2011 in Cancer
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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 ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Health
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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 ...

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Health
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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.

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Health
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