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State policies decrease youth smoking, drinking and sex
...se. The study results suggest that state and local legislatures
can help teenagers make decisions to avoid unhealthy behaviors by implementing laws to make cigarettes and beer more difficult to obtain and increase the number of family planning clinics. The study is published in the February 2005 issue of Preventi...
Hands-on or hands-free, using a cell phone while driving is not safe, researchers find
...ding the danger posed by these devices. Many state legislatures
have responded with various proposals to restrict cell phone use while driving. But some of the laws proposed won't improve driver safety because they don't discourage hands-free phone use. The debate surrounding new technologies in vehicles has ind...
Women In Government report on eliminating cervical cancer
...e Cervical Cancer Campaign, which encourages state legislatures
to pass bills and resolutions to improve cervical cancer prevention efforts in their states. Given that cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, Women In Government has made eliminating the disease over the next 10 years one of the or...
Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversy
...sing-home industry. About a dozen state legislatures
have granny-cam legislation under consideration. Earlier this year, New Mexico joined Texas in allowing nursing home residents or their representatives to install monitoring cameras in their rooms. Under the laws, a resident must let nursi...
Female & black legislators more likely than others to prioritize children's health
...tate level, women and African Americans serving in legislatures
are far more likely than other legislators to put ...ousands of bills from 1997 and 1998 from the state legislatures
of Michigan, Colorado and Louisiana, downloaded from state legislation web sites. Their study built ...
American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures to stand up for public health
...e American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures
stand up for public health, stand up for our children and support the solution." January 11 marks 40 years since the first U.S. Surgeon General's report linked smoking with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, lung cancer and other diseases, and t...
Drug war strategy: First fund enforcement then switch to treatment, says O.R. paper
...olence. He has testified before Congress and state legislatures
on the effectiveness of drug control programs and has briefed senior policy makers at the federal, state, and local level. The study, "Optimal Dynamic Allocation of Treatment and Enforcement in Illicit Drug Control," appears in the current issue of ...
Study Shows Dermatologists Are Best At Removing Skin Cancers
... The findings come as agencies and state legislatures
across thecountry are considering measures to regulate in-office surgery that could havethe practical effect of prohibiting most dermatologists from removing basil cellcarcinomas in their offices. Over a 66-month period, the study fo...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
...0 lives annually. Recent activity in state legislatures
shows that there is movement toexpand access to AEDs. In Florida, legislation was recently signed into lawthat allows an AED to be used by any person for the purpose of saving the lifeof an individual having a cardiac arrest. The Florida state Good...