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2010 National and State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

2010 National and State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine Introduction Excessive alcohol use cost the U.S. $223.5 billion in 2006. Given economic shifts in the U.S. since 2006, more-current estimates are needed to help inform the planning of prevention strategies. Methods From March 2012 to March 2014, the 26 […]

EPA Releases Updated Environmental and Public Health Indicators in Online Database

EPA Releases Updated Environmental and Public Health Indicators in Online Database Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released updated environmental and public health indicators in an online database, making information about the current and historical condition of the nation’s environment and human health more accessible to the public. This […]

Avoidable Mortality in England and Wales, 2013

Avoidable Mortality in England and Wales, 2013 Source: Office for National Statistics Main points In 2013, approximately 23% (114,740 out of 506,790) of all deaths registered in England and Wales were from causes considered avoidable through good quality healthcare or wider public health interventions. In England and Wales, the majority (at least 60%) of potentially […]

State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years — United States, 2011–2013

State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years — United States, 2011–2013 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Cigarette smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco both cause substantial morbidity and premature mortality (1,2). The concurrent use of these products might increase dependence and the risk for […]