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What Infection Control Measures Will People use for Pandemic Influenza?

What Infection Control Measures Will People use for Pandemic Influenza?

Besides handwashing, what other measures are people likely to take to protect themselves from pandemic H1N1 influenza? Researchers conducted several focus groups to find out.......[Read More]
Changing Minds About Vaccination

Changing Minds About Vaccination

If you have been putting off having discussions with the vaccine hesitant or vaccine refusers among your patients, here are steps to follow to persuade them to have those needed vaccinations.......[Read More]
Predictors of Perceived Stress in Men

Predictors of Perceived Stress in Men

How does stress affect men differently across the socioeconomic and racial/ethnic spectrum? This new study examines some recent data.......[Read More]
Perceptions of Risk of Diseases and Vaccinations

Perceptions of Risk of Diseases and Vaccinations

How do parents perceive the potential risks of infectious diseases, and how likely are they to vaccinate their children based on this notion of risk? This new study explains.......[Read More]
Student Alcohol Use and Use of Tobacco and Cannabis

Student Alcohol Use and Use of Tobacco and Cannabis

Does a reduction in the use of alcohol lead to greater use of other substances such as tobacco and marijuana? This study examines the inter-relationships of substance use among teens.......[Read More]
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?......[Read More]
Climate Change and Vector-Borne Diseases in Europe

Climate Change and Vector-Borne Diseases in Europe

This study attempts to project future dengue fever risk in Europe under climate change. Could dengue become endemic?......[Read More]
Sexual Uses of Alcohol and Drugs and the Associated Health Risks

Sexual Uses of Alcohol and Drugs and the Associated Health Risks

How are substance use and risky sexual behaviors related among young people? To what extent are the social and physiological effects of alcohol and drugs being used to facilitate sexual activity?......[Read More]
Student Alcohol Use and Use of Tobacco and Cannabis

Student Alcohol Use and Use of Tobacco and Cannabis

Does a reduction in the use of alcohol lead to greater use of other substances such as tobacco and marijuana? This study examines the inter-relationships of substance use among teens.......[Read More]
Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act of 2005

Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act of 2005

Decades of uncontrolled use of asbestos have resulted in a crisis in the United States and throughout the world. The asbestos disease epidemic is only now peaking, and will continue for years to come.......[Read More]
Folate Intake, Serum Folate Levels, and Prostate Cancer Risk

Folate Intake, Serum Folate Levels, and Prostate Cancer Risk

Can increased dietary intake of folate offer protection against prostate cancer? This study examined the association between dietary folate intake or serum folate levels and prostate morbidity.......[Read More]
Factors in the Control of Measles Epidemics: A Simulation

Factors in the Control of Measles Epidemics: A Simulation

Using a simulation, the authors examined the effects of vaccination coverage and other factors on the probability of uncontrolled measles outbreaks and outbreak size after a single initial case.......[Read More]
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.......[Read More]
An HIV Self-Test Kit Voucher for High-Risk African Americans

An HIV Self-Test Kit Voucher for High-Risk African Americans

This study investigated the feasibility of a partnership with a commercial pharmacy to institute a voucher system facilitating HIV self-testing in a high-risk population with limited health care access.......[Read More]
Noise Exposure and Hypertension: A Silent Relationship

Noise Exposure and Hypertension: A Silent Relationship

Excessive noise is becoming ubiquitous in our society, both in the workplace and outside of it. Could noise be adversely effecting our blood pressure?......[Read More]
Neonatal Mortality From Tetanus in Low Income Countries

Neonatal Mortality From Tetanus in Low Income Countries

What types of public health interventions are in place to prevent neonatal mortality from tetanus? This new study investigates.......[Read More]
Earthquakes, Nepal, and Hospital Care

Earthquakes, Nepal, and Hospital Care

Annoyed at a lack of supplies or equipment? Irritated by the demands of computer charting? Read about what nursing and hospitals are like in Nepal, and you might go from grumpy to grateful.......[Read More]
Preconference Survey and Screening Roundtable Conference

Preconference Survey and Screening Roundtable Conference

Issues involving pre-activity screening for adults over age 40 were identified and resolutions proposed by experts at this White House Council on Aging Roundtable.......[Read More]
Guidelines for Preventing Malaria in International Travelers

Guidelines for Preventing Malaria in International Travelers

This concerning appraisal of current international and national guidelines for malaria prevention in travelers highlights the many inconsistencies and conflicting recommendations among them.......[Read More]
Potential Mediators of Children's Physical Activity

Potential Mediators of Children's Physical Activity

Are children getting enough physical activity in their lives? How can clinicians encourage exercise in this young subset of patients through various interventions?......[Read More]