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  • 06/16/2014

    Commercial accounts generated ninety percent of messages about electronic cigarettes on the social site popular among youth and minorities, found Jidong Huang and colleagues in IHRP’s Health Media Collaboratory.

  • 05/28/2014

    Carol Ferrans, professor in the College of Nursing and IHRP Fellow, will be inducted this summer into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

  • 05/21/2014

    Ten more states partly addressed at least one of the 18 provisions of the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School guidelines, found Jamie Chriqui and colleagues. States were more likely to meet standards for drinks than for snacks. No state met all of the guidelines, which go into effect July 1.

  • 04/10/2014

    Months before gunshots are heard in a neighborhood, residents often spot signs of trouble. David Henry and colleagues are testing new ways of using community members' observations to identify when and where to intervene with violence prevention.

  • 04/09/2014

    Most public schools provided free drinking water to their students at lunchtime in compliance with a federal rule to fight obesity, found Lindsey Turner and Bridging the Gap colleagues. Students in some schools reported concerns about water quality and the cleanliness of drinking fountains, however.

  • 02/13/2014

    Counter to concerns raised by the beverage industry, if soda taxes were implemented, overall employment would rise slightly, according to an economic model of the effects in Illinois and California by Lisa Powell and colleagues.

  • 12/17/2013

    More than 84 percent of food and beverage ads seen by children, ages 2 to 11, on all TV programming were for products high in fat, sugar or salt, found Lisa Powell and colleagues. During children’s shows, the nutritional content of advertised products was worse.

  • 12/03/2013

    Higher physical activity levels were found among more eighth-grade girls in states where laws mandate PE for a minimum amount of time every day or week than in states that don’t, found the Bridging the Gap research team.

  • 11/25/2013

    Jidong Huang and colleagues found methodological flaws in the Food and Drug Administration's analysis of the effect graphic warning labels on cigarette packages would have on Americans — flaws that led to a gross underestimate of the impact of such a policy in the U.S.

  • 10/10/2013

    An evaluation by Angela Odoms-Young and colleagues found 2009 changes to the federal food program modestly improved the eating behaviors of low-income mothers and their young children in the Chicago area.

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