If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*
Kids responding to CDC's VERB campaign. HBNS, 12/28/06.
States vary widely in pandemic flu prep. AP, Dec 17, '06. CDC.
US adult smoking rates stuck at 21%. NCHS, CDC, Dec '06.
Exercise reduces lung cancer risk in women smokers. Cancer Epi, Biomrkrs & Prev, Dec '06.
New York City bans trans-fats in restaurants. National Acad of Science, Dec 12, '06.
Tracking the Taco Bell e-coli outbreak in 6 states. CDC, Nov 20-Dec 11, '06.
Asthma increases in children, teens who smoke. National Academies, Dec 7, '06.
High BMI during child-bearing years protective against breast cancer, but not after. Archives Internal Med, Nov 27, '06.
Abortions at lowest rates since mid-1970s. MMWR, Nov 25, '06.
53 European nations sign Anti-obesity charter. AP, Nov 16,'06.
US Population passes 300 million. Natl. Acad. Oct 17, '06.
Aug 4, 2006. Food Research & Action Center.
Obesity: Tougher on Women's Health. WebMD, July 27, 2006.
McDonald's & KFC fries in US have more transfats than in Europe. AP, Apr 13, '06. NEJM, Apr 13, '06.
Sleep deprivation linked to high blood pressure. Amer. Heart Assn., Apr 3, '06.
Cocoa intake associated with lower blood pressure. Annals of Internal Med. Feb 27, '06.
Avian H5N1, deadliest strain, in 3rd African country. AP, Feb 27, '06.
Governors grapple with states' health, including obesity. National Governors Assoc., Feb 24-25, '06.
EU agriculture ministers meet to deal with spreading bird flu in Europe. AP, Feb 20, '06.
Dark chocolate being marketed as health food. AP, Feb 19, '06.
Public supports quarantine, but with a lot of reservations. Health Affairs, Mar '06.
Estrogen levels affect stroke in women. AP, Feb 17, '06. See also American Stroke Association
CDC Testimony to Congress on Avian Flu Readiness. Senate Hearings, Feb 1, '06.
Congressional hearings on govt response to Katrina. Senate press release. Jan 31, '06.
Bill Gates pledges $900 million for TB research. AP, Jan 27, '06
EPA to phase out use of Teflon pans chemical. New York Times, Jan 26, 2006.
Calif. declares tobacco smoke a toxic air pollutant. Assoc Press, Jan 26, 2005. California Air Resources Board
Reptile pets expelled from NC schools. News & Observer, Jan 25, '06.
Diffusion of hookah bars to US. Assoc Press, Jan 1, 2006.
Strong law on smoking in public places goes into effect in Spain. Assoc Press, Jan 1, 2006.
U.S. prepares for Avian flu. Assoc Press, Jan 1, 2006.
Lawsuits target soft drinks in schools. CHHCS, Dec. 7, '05.
Obesity linked to prediabetes in children. Pediatrics, Nov '05.
House Committee to vote on budget with Medicaid cuts. CongressDaily, Oct 27, 2005.
WHO: 5-150 million deaths if Avian flu transmits human to human. ABC News, Sept 30, 2005.
Decline in US death rates, but increases in numbers of deaths. JAMA, Sept 14, 2005.
CDC issues guidelines for Katrina's health and relief workers. MMWR, Sept 9, 2005.
Agriculture Dept gives Gulf area schools waiver to serve school lunches to all kids. Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, Sept 1, 2005.
Gulf declared public health disaster area. Aug 31, 2005.
Tracking the public health impact of Hurricane Katrina. Aug 24, and continuing. Red Cross. CDC. FEMA, USDA.
Air pollution season killing half million in southeast Asia annually. WHO. Aug 20, 2005.
Avian flu spreads to Russia. WHO, Aug 18, 2005.
New global charter on health promotion signed in Bangkok. WHO. Aug 11, 2005. Bangkok Charter. Ottawa Charter (1986).
Gaps in kids' health insurance. NEJM, July 28, 2005.
Preparing for two incoming hurricanes. CDC, July 8, 2005.
London blasts and the public health threat of terrorism. News, July 7, 2005.
Low-dose aspirin does not protect women against cancer. JAMA, July 6, 2005. Full-text.
Study suggests caution on use of BMI to screen adolescents. Pediatrics, July 2005. Full-text.
Weather limits on exercise. Am J Health Behav, July/Aug 2005.
Advance release of 2004 NHIS survey data on health. NCHS, CDC, June 29, 2005.
Sen. Frist introduces bill on obesity reduction.CCHCS, June 29, 2005.
Cancer literacy low in US. Cancer online, June 27, 2005. Print Aug 2005.
Cancer literacy low in US. Cancer online, June 27, 2005. Print Aug 2005.
Study links race and colorectal cancer deaths. Cancer, online June 27, 2005. Print Aug 1, 2005.
Environmental impact of tobacco production in Central America. Hum Ecol, June 2005.
Combined uninsured and under insured put at 61 million. Health Affairs, June 14, 2005.
18th edition of Communicable Disease Control Manual. APHA, June 9, 2005.
To cover uninsured, average family pays $922/year extra on health insurance. Families USA, June 8, 2005.
fumes at smoking ban. Pak Tribune, June 4, 2005.
Viagra causing blindness? Zee News, May 28, 2005.
Average US family will spend >$12K on medical care in 2005. Washington Times, May 26, 2005. Full report online.
Increased state revenues affect Medicaid spending? USA Today, May 25, 2005.
Kudzu may contain chemical to suppress alcoholism. EarthTimes .com, May 18, 2005
Gates pledges another $250 million for disease control. USA Today, May 16, 2005.
Vaccine against nicotine addiction looks promising. Halifax News, May 15, 2005.
Indonesia finds bird flu in pigs. Associated Press, May 14, 2005.
Yemen has largest number of polio cases. New York Times, May 11, 2005.
Underage drinking resource guide on state laws released for prom and grad weeks. Century Council, May 10, 2005.
Pediatric vaccine supply precarious. Health Affairs, May 9, 2005.
Reduced calorie intake by fasting alternate days adds years. Amer J Metabolism, Endocrinology..., May 2005.
IOM report on rural health. Exec. Summary, Apr 27, 2005.
Employers offering more smoking cessation support following CMS decision. Wall Street Journal, Apr 26, 2005.
Head Start's 40th anniversary on Capital Hill. National Head Start Association, Apr 25, 2005.
Last of fugitive Asian flu samples destroyed. Lebanon Daily Star, Apr 23, 2005.
Senator Harkin introduces Healthy Workforce bill. Apr 22, 2005.congressvote.html
Mercury in fish not harming cognition in older adults. JAMA, Apr 20, 2005. NIH on mercury.
Obesity, not overweight (BMI 25-30), associated with excess mortality. JAMA, Apr 20, 2005.
Faculty inequities persist. Report of AAUP commission, Online release on April 18, 2005.
Uninsured still rising, projected to go to 75% by 2013. Health Affairs, April 5, 2005.
Release of model school policies for nutrition and physical activity. National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity, March 28, 2005.
6 causes account for 73% of deaths to world's <5 children. WHO. Lancet, March 26, 2005.
States to increase spending on health from tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. CHHCS, March 22, 2005. GAO brief, full PDF,
Rubella declared eliminated from U.S. in 2004. MMWR, March 21, 2005.
Congress intervenes on "right to die" vs "culture of life" case. NY Times, Mar 21, 2005.
WHO launches commission on Social Determinants of Health. Lancet, March 19, 2005.
Alcohol does not account for nonuse of condoms. Health Psychology, March 2005.
Obesity will reduce longevity 2-5 years. NEJM, Mar 17, 2005.
Borderline risk factors account for few coronary events. Annals of Internal Med., Mar 15, 2005
Smoking during pregnancy ups leukemia risk. JAMA, March 9, 2005.
Study shows cost-effectiveness of pre-diabetes lifestyle intervention. Annals of Internal Med., Mar. 2005.
Marijuana abuse treatment rates triple in last decade. SAMHSA.gov, Mar 4, 2005.
Mayor Bloomberg receives award for tobacco control efforts. ASPH, March 4, 2005
UK renews Chiron license to produce flu vaccine. CHHCS, March 3, 2005.
US and Mexico have worst rates of child poverty among more developed countries. CHHCS, UNICEF, March 2, 2005.
US life expectancy rises to 77.6 and gender gap narrows. CDC, Feb 28, 2005
FDA oks Vioxx back on market. Univ Mississippi, Feb 28, '05. See also SF Chron. Feb 27, 2005.
Treaty on tobacco control effective Feb 27. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Feb 26, '05.
Experts differ on New York HIV super case. PlanetOut. Feb 26, 2005. (See SF Chronicle Feb 12 below).
Avian flu poses serious global threat with outbreaks in Asia. MCN Internatl. Feb 22, 2005.
Air pollution may cause fetal harm. NY Times, Feb 17, 2005.
Flu shots in elderly may not save lives. Sun-Sentinel, Feb 16, 2005.
HIV may hold key to cancer. ABC broadcast, Feb 15, 2005.
Dr. Lester Crawford nominated by Bush to be Commissioner of FDA. CHHCS, Feb 14, 2005.
Potent HIV strain found in NY. US health alert issued. San Francisco Chron., Feb 12, 2005. See later analysis in Lancet.
Clearance problems that led to the CDC report overestimating obesity deaths. Los Angeles Times, Feb 10, 2005. See additional news from Kaiser Health News Jan 19, 2005 [Supporting news in Los Angeles Times - Jan 19, 2005]
WHO official predicts AIDS vaccine in 10 years. All Africa.com, Feb 9, 2005.
Prenatal screening for toxoplasmosis indicated by study. AP, Feb 9, 2005. Amer J Obst & Gyn. Feb 2005.
reservation has no law criminalizing methadone. “Growing meth use on Navajo
land brings call for Tribal action”. The
Bush budget would eliminate Prevention block grants, reduce CDC by 9%. NY Times, Feb 5, 2005. Budget released Feb 7, 2005.
settle lawsuit with California state attorney general over mercury warnings.
“Eateries agree to mercury warnings”. The
Wal-Mart gun safety law settlement reached. “Wal-Mart pays $14.5 million to settle California gun law violations” Andrews Publications, Feb 4, 2005. Ron Baker
committee approves Kentucky tobacco payout. “House panel votes to tap special
fund to pay $114 million to tobacco farmers”.
would allow Maine kids at camp to carry inhalers. “Bill aims to help youths
will no longer require blood tests for marriage licenses. “
Jury finds tobacco co. liable for 25% of Missouri woman’s illness. “Jury orders Brown & Williamson to pay $22M” Reuters, Feb 2, 2005.
Senate committee advances broad indoor smoking ban in Virginia. “Panel
approves smoking ban; Restriction would apply to nearly all public buildings”.
NIH to issue rules to make grant-funded scholarly articles free to public. “Latest research will be accessible” (subscription required). The Wall Street Journal, Feb 3, 2005. Bernard Wysocki, Jr.
Appeals court rules in favor of tobacco companies. “Tobacco settlement unlikely, analysts say” Associated Press, Feb 5, 2005.
will spend $24M to establish national antiviral stockpile. “
NIH urges speedy publication online of research results. NIH, Feb 4, 2005.
Singapore: Mosquitoes breeding in house plants could bring fines. “Dengue fever hits record highs in Singapore" Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Feb 4, 2005.
Illness & injury are number 1 cause of bankruptcy filings in US. Health Affairs, Feb 2, 2005.
NY Times notes that cancer overtakes heart disease as number one US killer, but fails to mention environmental carcinogens. Feb 1, 2005.
New IOM/National Academies report on built environment as it affects physical activity,. ATPM News. Jan 31, '05. For full report, click here
Barbara Rimer appointed Dean of UNC School of Public Health. ASPH Friday Letter, Jan 28, 2005.
Antibacterial additive widespread in US waterways. ASPH Friday Letter. Jan 28, 2005.
Rapid health surveillance response following tsunami. MMWR, Jan 28, 2005.
DHS braces for departure of managers. “Resignations leave void in top Homeland Security management ranks” GovExec.com, Jan 27, 2005.Chris Strohm.
Bill would repeal Arkansas school body mass assessment program. Associated Press, Jan 25, 2005.
DHHS Secretary nominee Leavitt testifies on possibility of Medicaid cuts at Senate Finance Committee. Jan 21, 2005.
Cesarean births in U.S. reach record level of 26.7%. MMWR, Jan 21, 2004.
Arizona legislators approve anti-bullying bill. The Arizona Republic, Jan 20, 05. Robbie Sherwood
New Dietary Guidelines released. The US Departments of Agriculture and Health & Human Services released the 2005 version of the periodically revised Guidelines, Jan. 12, 2005.
Hidden danger in the delta: Fragile levees threaten state's water. State's drinking water could be polluted with salt water if the winter rains overrun levees. San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 9, 2005. Greg Lucas.
Two fatal cases of rat-bite fever. Pet rats bit their handlers, both of whom died in recent incidents. MMWR, Jan. 7, 2005.
Malaria in resort areas of Dominican Republic. MMWR, January 7, 2005.
Public health impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Press accounts compiled by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, January 2005.
Indiana: Bill would close state’s seat-belt loophole. “Seat belt pressure tightens”. Northwest Indiana Times, Jan 3, 2005, Brendan O’Shaughnessy.
Ohio: Court says Master Settlement Agreement bans promo matchbooks “Court: Settlement bans cigarette ads on free matchbooks”. Associated Press, Jan 3, '05.
Pennsylvania: Schools see promising results from obesity campaign “School district shows early success in fighting childhood obesity”. Associated Press, Jan 1, 2005.
California: Cities and towns make effort to keep tobacco from minors.
“Fee helps snuff out tobacco sales to minors” Monterey
South Carolina: Quirk in state’s tattoo law comes to light. “Tattoo law comes with sticking point” Charlotte Observer Jan 1, 2005. Henry Eichel
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