air pollution over city

Air pollution and violence

Breathing dirty air — even for a day — likely causes people to become more aggressive and violent. Researchers believe that exposure to air pollution has immediate effects on the brain and may increase people’s impulsivity.

Teenagers sit on a wall eating snacks.

Study ties harmful body comments in adolescence to substance use in adulthood

Shaming or teasing comments made about a person’s weight, called weight stigma, during adolescence can do life-long damage and lead to future substance use.

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Women who declined medical care during hospital births report poor treatment overall

Advocating for yourself or your baby during a hospital birth should be a positive thing, but a recent study shows just the opposite is true for some women, especially black women, who were more likely to feel discriminated against when they had a difference of opinion with a health care provider.

New survey reveals key details on outlook of national public health workforce

A new study found that more than 40% of governmental public health workers are planning on retiring by 2023 or considering leaving their positions within the next year. Who will take their places and how will the workforce change?

Advances Spring 2019

Advances Magazine

The latest issue of Advances explores replicable Minnesota models that bring health and well-being to people around the world. Such innovations as a medical school curriculum that confronts structural racism and a ride-sharing program to get Ugandan babies to vaccination sites are pushing boundaries as we advance public health.

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SPH in the News

Jeff Bender: Missed phone calls, changing stories: How E. coli spread at the San Diego County Fair (The San Diego Union-Tribune – CA)

Jesse Berman: Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increase in violent crime (The Economist)

Janette Dill: A lot of women work in health care. But not at the top. Why is that? (The Wall Street Journal)

David Jacobs: 8 workout products that are actually worth the splurge (Fast Company)

Hannah Neprash: Doctors more likely to prescribe opioids later in the workday (U.S. News & World Report)

Michael Osterholm: Zika: Researchers are learning more about the long-term consequences for children (National Public Radio)

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