Latest American Public Health Association Stories

Study: Unprecedented Marketing Of Sugary Drinks To Youth
2011-10-31 08:49:07

US children and teenagers are becoming major targets of the soft drink industry, with exposure to more advertising and online marketing than ever before, according to a new study from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, according to various media reports. The study is the most widespread and scientific-based assessment of sugary drink nutrition and marketing ever conducted. Data from the study shows that soft drink companies are aggressively targeting young people,...

Not Your Mother's Birth Control
2011-10-31 05:50:17

Today's hormonal forms of birth control are vastly different from those used by earlier generations of women, both with lower levels of hormones and with different means of delivery (not just a pill), but many of the same problems related to women's pleasure remain. An Indiana University study that examined how newer forms of hormonal contraception affect things such as arousal, lubrication and orgasm, found that they could still hamper important aspects of sexuality despite the family...

2011-06-09 10:00:00

"Action Agenda" Arising From Broad-Based "National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures" Outlines 48 Recommendations to Ensure Chemical Safety for Americans WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though Americans are exposed every day to potentially harmful chemicals, the U.S. government currently does not have in place a comprehensive system to protect the public in such situations. That is expected to change as a result of a new "action agenda" emerging...

2011-06-01 12:48:00

World's Largest, Most Prestigious Public Health Meeting to Feature Latest Trends and Research in the Industry WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the American Public Health Association's 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The 2011 APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, themed "Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies," will feature an array of public health experts who will discuss the latest...

2011-04-06 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association urges Congress to block efforts to weaken the Clean Air Act by limiting the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of climate change. Both House and Senate are expected to take up the issue today. "Climate change poses enormous health threats," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of the American Public...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.