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

Consumer attitudes and understanding of low sodium claims on food: An analysis of healthy and hypertensive individuals

submitted by: Christina.L.Wong
Background: Sodium-related claims on food labels should facilitate lower-sodium food choices; however, consumer attitudes and understanding of such claims are unknown. Objectives: We evaluated consumer attitudes and understanding of different types of sodium claims and the effect of having hypertension on responses to such claims. Design: Canadian consumers (n = 506), with and without hypertension, completed an online survey that contained a randomized mock package experiment, which...
Authors: Christina Wong, JoAnne Arcand, Julio Mendoza, Spencer Henson, Ying Qi, Wendy Lou, Mary L'Abbé

The Role of Institute of Renewable Natural Resources in the Sustainable Watershed Management of the Laguna Lake Watershed Region

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the Centennial Professorial Chair Lecture on “The Role of Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) in the Sustainable Watershed Management (SWM) of the Laguna Lake Watershed Region” by Dr. Teodoro R. Villanueva of the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, College of Forestry and Natural Resources at A. V. Manza Room, CFNR, UPLB on April 23, 2013.

Hotbed of Confusion: Tenure Systems in the Uplands

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the UPLB Centennial Professorial Chair Lecture on "Hotbed of Confusion: Tenure Systems in the Uplands" by Professor Rolando T. Bello, Assistant Professor, College of Public Affairs and Development, UPLB, at CPAf Rooms 303-304 on April 15, 2013.