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Tool to Identify Adolescent Cigarette Smoking Risk

Cigarette smoking typically begins in adolescence. Sylvestre and colleagues designed a new tool that identifies adolescents at risk of starting to smoke in the next year.

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Climate Change and the Food Gap

By 2050, the global population will be almost 10 billion. Simply growing more food is not the answer to feed us all.

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What’s Supplementing Your Supplements?

Dietary supplements and vitamins are often described as natural, organic, chemical free, and homeopathic. Because nutraceuticals are not federally regulated, these claims about performance and ingredients are difficult to verify.

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The Legal Landscape and Latino Children

Anti-immigrant laws impact health care access for Latino children born in the US to noncitizen parents, especially in counties with high percentages of Latino residents.

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Trump Policies Hinder HIV Fight

Trump’s 2019 State of the Union promise to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the US within 10 years is undermined by policies his administration has promoted.

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Feeling Hot and Bothered

Heat waves may increase risk of suicide. Nick Obradovich and colleagues developed a method to quantify the influence of climate change on mental health.

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I Would if I Could: Bike Share

Better Bike Share Partnership increased access to bike share programs in low-income and underserved communities in six cities. This study assessed ongoing barriers to use in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn.

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Recessions and Tuberculosis

Researchers examined the impact of the 2007-2009 recession on tuberculosis in California. They found the recession slowed the decline of TB in the state.

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Medicaid Expansion Reduces Financial Worry

Obtaining health insurance through ACA Medicaid expansion helped to reduce people’s worries about rent or mortgage payments and buying nutritious meals.

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Retirement Brings Health and Happiness

Research suggests that retirement leads to improvements in life satisfaction. Policies that extend working lives may have detrimental consequences on health and happiness.

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College Without Enough Food

Do some college students have less access to food while living on campus? Researchers measured food insecurity among low-income students in Appalachia.

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Rural Living and Dying

There is a widening gap in US rural and urban death rates. Researchers report that these changes are not sudden and have been happening since 1970.

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Investing in Non-White Spaces

Middle- and higher-income non-White neighborhoods, or resurgent neighborhoods, protect residents from White discrimination, but do they help homeowners?

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Bullies and Leaders, According to Babies

Babies may have a more complex perception of their environment than previously understood. Francesco Margoni and colleagues studied how babies differentiate a bully from a leader.

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