All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Public Health’

Flu Scare Leads to Public Health Emergency in Boston

Botson Mayor Thomas Menino this week declared a public health emergency in Boston due to what could become one of the worst flu seasons in nearly a decade. Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that cases of the flu are picking up across the U.S., hitting levels that have been seen during moderately severe …

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Smartphones Linked to Teen Sex, Says Study

A new study shows that the use of smartphones is associated with an increased likelihood both of teens being solicited for sex via the internet and of having sex with someone they met online. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work and presented this week American Public Health Association’s 140th annual …

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Obesity Rates Prediction: U.S. Will Get Even Fatter

A report released today predicts that by the year 2030, 13 U.S. states could have obesity rates above 60% and 39 could have rates above 50%. The report, titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012, was released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The TFAH is a non-profit …

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