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2011-12-01 11:10:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association, publisher of the American Journal of Public Health, this week launched a new and improved website for its prestigious scientific publication at http://www.ajph.org. The site's new features offer a deeper, broader and more interactive user experience. The American Journal of Public Health is the leading publication of original, peer-reviewed research, policy, practice and education in the field of...

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...

2011-03-24 13:43:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Microsoft Windows recently announced the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM) for Mobile + Web published by the American Public Health Association and Unbound Medicine among the winners in its innovative apps contest, aimed to meet real world needs of citizens and government customers. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual Mobile + Web puts one of the most widely recognized and authoritative references for public health...

2011-03-24 11:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association today commends the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for unveiling new Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations. APHA has been a steadfast supporter of good nutrition as a cornerstone to promoting the public's health. The following is an excerpt of the letter sent earlier this week from Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of APHA, to...

2011-03-23 10:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association today marks the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a groundbreaking law that is ushering in a fundamental shift in the nation's health system to emphasize disease prevention, health promotion and wellness. "Last year, the president and Congress made a collective commitment to reduce soaring health care costs and improve access to quality, affordable health care that has eluded...

2010-11-17 10:00:00

210 Regional, State and Local Groups Sign on; American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics Among Signers of New National Ad. WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition of 210 public health, advocacy and faith-based groups is endorsing pending EPA pollution limits that would save 12,000 lives and prevent tens of thousands of asthma attacks and heart attacks each year. The groups announced their support...