There’s no place like home? The experiences of unstably housed transgender & gender non-conforming (TGNC) young people Part 1 of 2

submitted by: ColtMeier

The graduate student symposium showcases the latest research in transgender health from graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other advanced research trainees across a variety of academic disciplines.

Health Behaviors and Perceived Healthcare Needs of Trans Masculine Adults: Findings From a Mixed Methods Community-Based Needs Assessment: Part 2 of 2

submitted by: ColtMeier

The graduate student symposium showcases the latest research in transgender health from graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other advanced research trainees across a variety of academic disciplines.

Health Behaviors and Perceived Healthcare Needs of Trans Masculine Adults: Findings From a Mixed Methods Community-Based Needs Assessment: Part 1 of 2

submitted by: ColtMeier

The graduate student symposium showcases the latest research in transgender health from graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other advanced research trainees across a variety of academic disciplines.

The syntax of sin taxes: to improve physical, social, and fiscal health

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Michael Joyner, an Anesthesiologist and Physiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he proposes the implementation of sin taxes on smoking, alcohol, fat, and sugar as an effective means to reduce health care costs and combat obesity. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/d4cjgkr

Public Reactions to Obesity-Related Health Campaigns A Randomized Controlled Trial

submitted by: AdamChiara
Background: Despite numerous obesity-related health campaigns throughout the U.S., public perceptions of these campaigns have not been formally assessed. In addition, several recent publicized campaigns have come under criticism in the popular media for reinforcing stigmatization of obese people. Thus, research in this area is warranted. Purpose: To systematically assess public perceptions of recent obesity-related public health campaigns in the U.S. Design: RCT. Setting/participants:...
Authors: Joerg Luedicke, MS, Jamie Lee Peterson, MA, Rebecca Puhl, PhD

Effectiveness of Taxicab Security Equipment in Reducing Driver Homicide Rates

submitted by: NIOSHcomm
Background: Taxicab drivers historically have had one of the highest work-related homicide rates of any occupation. In 2010 the taxicab driver homicide rate was 7.4 per 100,000 drivers, compared to the overall rate of 0.37 per 100,000 workers. Purpose: Evaluate the effectiveness of taxicab security cameras and partitions on citywide taxicab driver homicide rates. Methods: Taxicab driver homicide rates were compared in 26 major cities in the U.S. licensing taxicabs with security...
Authors: Cammie Menendez, Harlan Amandus, Parisa Damadi, Nan Wu, Srinivas Konda, Scott Hendricks