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Cigarette Taxation Shrinks Alcohol Consumption among Vulnerable Populations
A new study to be published in the January 2014 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research states that cigarette taxation is one of the most useful policies to cut down smoking. Through...more



Irregular Bedtimes Associated with Behavioral Problems Among Children
A study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that irregular sleeping hours could "disrupt natural body rhythms and cause sleep deprivation, undermining brain maturation and the ability to...more

Community-Based Pharmacies Are Effective Locations for Rapid HIV Testing
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University research team has learned that community-based pharmacies can be effective locations for offering rapid HIV diagnosing and testing. The...more

Promising Approaches to Prevention and Treatment of Youth Obesity
In a special October Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, there is a compilation of new studies of...more

Fewer States Hold Commercial Host Liability that Can Lower Excessive Alcohol Consumption
In a study funded from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer states hold commercial host liability that holds alcohol retailers liable for alcohol-related harms resulting from illegal...more

High-Carb Diet Early in Life Have Lifelong Effects
A research on laboratory animals suggests that consumption of foods high in carbohydrates in infancy can result into lasting obesity and weight gain. The study is conducted at University at...more

Women Abused Early in Life Tend to have Children with Autism
Women who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse early in life is more inclined to bear children with autism. The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) conducted the study, led by...more

Addressing Sexuality among People Suffering from Dementia
A new research focuses on the issue of sexual expression amongst people with dementia. The study is led by Griffith University researcher Dr. Cindy Jones. The Department of Health and Aging and...more

People Have Become Healthier, Wish to Live Longer
A new study, based on data gathered between 1991 and 2009 from individuals who participated in the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), reveals that life expectancy has furthered for over two...more

New Report Provides Guidance to Implement Obesity Programs for Community Benefit
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance releases new report that identifies the challenges and opportunities for nonprofit hospitals to tackle obesity through community benefit...more





The Charities Aid Foundation has set up a scheme, called the Social Enterprise Assist, that will render interest-free loans of up to £10,000 each to help social enterprise start-ups.




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