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Does the Association between Leisure Activities and Survival in Old Age Differ by Living Arrangement?” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

By |December 6th, 2017|Population Health, Research Highlights|

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Nilsen, Charlotta, Neda Agahi, and Benjamin A Shaw*. Abstract Background Government policies to promote ageing in place have led to a growing frail population living at home in advanced old age, many of whom live alone. Living alone in old age is associated with adverse health outcomes, but we [...]

Heterogeneity in Trajectories of Body Mass Index and Their Associations with Mortality in Old Age: A Literature Review

By |December 6th, 2017|Population Health, Research Highlights|

Journal of Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome Murayama, Hiroshi, and Benjamin A. Shaw* Abstract This article reviewed studies to investigate the association between trajectories of body mass index (BMI) and mortality among older adults. Investigators conducted a systematic search of published peer-reviewed literature in the PubMed database, and three articles that satisfied the inclusion criteria for [...]

Breastfeeding and Motor Development in Term and Preterm Infants in a Longitudinal US Cohort

By |December 6th, 2017|Population Health, Research Highlights|

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Michels, Kara A, Akhgar Ghassabian, Sunni L Mumford, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Erin M Bell*, Scott C Bello, and Edwina H Yeung. Abstract Background: The relation between breastfeeding and early motor development is difficult to characterize because of the problems in existing studies such as incomplete control for confounding, retrospective assessment [...]

Evidence from SINPHONIE Project: Impact of Home Environmental Exposures on Respiratory Health among School-Age Children in Romania

By |December 6th, 2017|Population Health, Research Highlights|

Science of The Total Environment Lu, Yi, Shao Lin*, Wayne R. Lawrence, Ziqiang Lin, Eugen Gurzau, Eva Csobod, and Iulia A. Neamtiu. Abstract BACKGROUND: Exposure to indoor air pollutants at home was found to be associated with respiratory diseases. As lifestyle changes with rapid economic growth in Romania, the aim of our study is to [...]

Does Maternal Environmental Tobacco Smoke Interact with Social-Demographics and Environmental Factors on Congenital Heart Defects?

By |December 4th, 2017|Population Health, Research Highlights|

Environmental Pollution Liu, Xiaoqing, Zhiqiang Nie, Jimei Chen, Xiaoling Guo, Yanqiu Ou, Guanchun Chen, Jinzhuang Mai, Wei Gong, Yong Wu, Xiangmin Gao, Yanji Qu, Erin M. Bell*, Shao Lin*, and Jian Zhuang. Abstract Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are a major cause of death in infancy and childhood. Major risk factors for most CHDs, particularly those [...]

A cluster of vitreoretinal lymphoma in New York with possible link to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

By |December 4th, 2017|Population Health, Research Highlights|

Leukemia & Lymphoma Kempin, Sanford, Paul T. Finger, Robert Peter Gale, John Rescigno, Jeffrey Rubin, Walter Choi, Rebecca Fisher, Alexander Aizman, Ilona Genis, Stephen C. Malamud, and Roxana Moslehi*. Click here for the full article * Denotes CSDA Associates, Affiliates, and Staff

Assessment of Mediastinal Lymph Node Size in Pneumococcal Pneumonia with Bacteremia

By |December 4th, 2017|Population Health|

Lung Chopra, Amit, Aakash Modi, Haroon Chaudhry, Recai Yucel*, Neha Rane, John Fantauzzi, Frederic J. Hellwitz, and Marc A. Judson. Abstract INTRODUCTION: The significance of mediastinal lymphadenopathy in bacterial pneumonia is unclear. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of mediastinal lymph node size determined by chest CT in patients with bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia. All patients [...]

Assessing Feasibility and Acceptability of mHealth among Underserved HIV+ Cocaine Users and Their Healthcare Providers

By |October 20th, 2017|Population Health|

Iproceedings Brown, Shan-Estelle, Archana Krishnan*, Yerina Ranjit, Ruthanne Marcus, and Frederick Altice ABSTRACT Background: HIV-infected individuals with comorbidities like drug addiction have difficulty staying in medical care and adhering to antiretroviral medication which, if taken regularly, results in viral suppression and greatly reduces risk of transmission to others. Since cocaine is not amenable to pharmacological [...]

PCBs and Measures of Attention and Impulsivity on a Continuous Performance Task of Young Adults

By |October 20th, 2017|Population Health|

Neurotoxicology and Teratology Behforooz, Bita, Joan Newman, Mia V. Gallo, and Lawrence M. Schell* ABSTRACT The present study examines the relationship between current body burden of persistent PCBs and attention and impulsivity in 140 Akwesasne Mohawk young adults aged 17 to 21 whose environment has been contaminated by industrial effluent. Attention and impulsivity were measured [...]

Assessment of the Public Health Risks and Impact of a Tornado in Funing, China, 23 June 2016: A Retrospective Analysis

By |October 20th, 2017|Population Health, Spatial Inequality|

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Wang, Kaiwen, Shuang Zhong, Xiaoye Wang, Zhe Wang, Lianping Yang, Qiong Wang, Suhan Wang, Rongrong Sheng, Rui Ma, Shao Lin*, Wenyu Liu, Rongqiang Zu, and Cunrui Huang ABSTRACT Background: Tornadoes are one of the deadliest disasters but their health impacts in China are poorly investigated. This study [...]