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Study: Mindfulness Practices Need Adapting For Some Populations

A team led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has offered recommendations to help practitioners improve mindfulness-based interventions for low-income adults seeking help for mental health issues.

The proposals are the result of focus group sessions with 32 adults, most of them African American, who sought services at a… more »

Tobacco Study: Some Smokers Misperceive Harm Of Flavored Cigars

African-American cigarette smokers and smokers with lower educational attainment are more likely to think of flavored little cigars as less harmful and easier to quit, according to a study led by a tobacco researcher with the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

The study also found that daily smokers of menthol cigarettes… more »

Endoscopy Rates Rise After Medicare Changes, Data Analysis Shows

Use of endoscopic colorectal cancer screenings has increased following recent changes to government-subsidized health insurance for seniors, according to a study led by a researcher from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

“This is great news,” the study stated, “because…overall utilization rates are low, and much improvement is needed in many… more »

Tobacco Researcher Wins Grant To Study Youth Use Of Little Cigars, Cigarillos

A Georgia State University professor has won a $100,000 grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to research how advertising and environmental factors influence African American youth to start smoking little cigars and cigarillos.

The grant, titled The Little Cigar and Cigarillo PhotoVoice Feasibility Project, will be led by Dr.… more »

Risk, Proximity Influential Factors In Endemic Transmission Of HIV

A study led by researchers from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has found that neighborhoods at high-risk and at low-risk for HIV transmission may have similar social networks but differ greatly in terms of residents’ risk behavior and geographic compactness.

“These results suggest that a ‘minimum’ network… more »

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