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Washington Studies Highlight Mental Health Care Gaps in Mozambique

ASPPH Friday Letter, Thursday, November 5, 2015

Two studies highlight the challenges of meeting the mental health care needs in Mozambique, which was recently estimated to have Africa’s highest suicide rate.

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Women in several racial/ethnic groups are more likely to be diagnosed with more advanced stage breast cancer across major subtypes.

Sociodemographic Correlates of Cognition in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A study led by Research Professor Annette Fitzpatrick found that race, ethnicity and a number of sociocultural factors were significantly associated with performance on cognitive tests.

MATERNAL CHRONIC STRESS AND DENTAL CAVITIES IN CHILDREN

American Journal of Public Health, Thursday, September 17, 2015

A study led by PhD student Erin Masterson links biomarkers for chronic maternal stress with a higher prevalence of cavities among children.

Diets and Health: How Food Decisions Are Shaped by Biology, Economics, Geography, and Social Interactions

Big Data, Wednesday, September 16, 2015

By combining geo-localized food shopping and consumption data with health behaviors, diet quality measures, and biomarkers, also coded by geographic location, the Kavli HUMAN Project (KHP) will create the first-of-its-kind bi

CANCER PATIENTS AND FERTILITY PRESERVATION

Cancer, Monday, July 27, 2015

Young adult males with cancer were more than twice as likely as female patients to report that they had discussed options to preserve their fertility before treatment, according to a study co-authored by Stephen Schwartz.

SNORING, LACK OF SLEEP AND POORER BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL

Sleep, Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Women with breast cancer who were frequent snorers and reported less than six hours of sleep were more than twice as likely to die as women with breast cancer who slept the recommended seven to eight hours a night.

GUNSHOT VICTIMS AT RISK FOR FUTURE VIOLENT VICTIMIZATION

Annals of Internal Medicine, Monday, February 23, 2015

People injured by gunshot wounds in WA state were at far greater risk of returning to the hospital with ensuing firearm-related injuries.

TEENS HAVE EASY ACCESS TO GUNS

JAMA Psychiatry, Tuesday, December 30, 2014

One-third of U.S. teens lived in homes with easy access to guns, even when they had mental health problems.