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  • 03/12/2013

    Students’ intake of fruits and vegetables increased when states required schools to offer them at lunch, especially among teens who had only unhealthy snacks available at home, reported Dan Taber and colleagues in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

  • 02/07/2013

    How are young adults, who smoke cigarettes at the highest rate of any age group, responding to the increasing number of alternative tobacco products? With a new grant from NCI, Robin Mermelstein and a multidisciplinary team of investigators will explore this question.

  • 02/05/2013

    With a new NIH grant, David Marquez will learn whether a salsa dance program improved the health and physical activity levels of Latino seniors. Pilot work for this intervention was supported by the Midwest Roybal Center.

  • 12/20/2012

    Only two in five public elementary schools restricted unhealthy foods or drinks in their 2009–11 fundraising activities, learned Lindsey Turner and colleagues in a nationwide survey of principals.

  • 11/30/2012

    Robin Mermelstein and colleagues have identified four profiles of adolescent smoking patterns that predict whether teen smokers will become daily smokers over four years.

  • 11/05/2012

    In restaurants, children and teens consumed higher amounts of sugar, total fat, saturated fat and sodium and drank less milk than they did at home, reports Lisa Powell in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. And the difference is even greater for lower-income children.

  • 10/03/2012

    In a study of 4,432 middle-school students, study skills, more than other factors, predicted whether sixth graders would be involved in violence by spring of eighth grade, found David Henry and colleagues.

  • 10/01/2012

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a fifth grant for ImpacTeen, directed by Frank Chaloupka, to support research examining policy and environmental factors that influence youth behaviors related to obesity.

  • 09/28/2012

    Thirty-four faculty members across the University of Illinois at Chicago campus have been recognized for their commitment to the IHRP mission of interdisciplinary, collaborative research.

  • 09/19/2012

    Taxes on tobacco are the main motivation for smokers to quit, says Frank Chaloupka, distinguished professor of economics. “There are very few two-pack-a-day smokers anymore,” he says.