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  1. Misuse of ‘over-the-counter’ codeine analgesics: Does formulation play a role?

    Public Health (2015)

  2. Happiness and health among U.S. working adults: is the association explained by socio-economic status?

    Public Health 128(9) (2015) PMID 25174664

    Objectives Although happiness and health both represent important metrics of well-being, their association has received relatively little attention in population health research. This study tested the relationship between happiness and general health in U.S. working adults an...
  3. Has New York City fallen into the local trap?

    Public Health 129(4):310 (2015) PMID 25749669

    Objectives Municipal policies aiming to improve equity in food access and health often rely on the assumption that neighborhoods with limited healthy food availability and high levels of diet-related illness should be the subject of targeted policy-driven change. This study e...
  4. Loneliness and health in Eastern Europe: findings from Moscow, Russia

    Public Health 129(4):403 (2015) PMID 25744109

    Objectives To examine which factors are associated with feeling lonely in Moscow, Russia, and to determine whether loneliness is associated with worse health.
  5. Diet-related Determinants of Childhood Obesity in Urban Settings: A Comparison between Shanghai and New York

    Public Health 129(4) (2015) PMID 25841629

    Over the past three decades, both Shanghai and New York City (NYC), have experienced dramatic rises in childhood obesity rates. Given the role that obesity plays in the etiology of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, the elevated rates are a major concern. Despite diff...
  6. Food reformulation and the (neo)-liberal state: new strategies for strengthening voluntary salt reduction programs in the UK and USA

    Public Health 129(4):351 (2015) PMID 25753279

    Globally, excess salt intake is a significant cause of preventable heart disease and stroke, given the established links between high salt intake, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. This paper describes and evaluates the voluntary approaches to salt reduction that operate...
  7. Painting a picture of trans-Tasman mortality

    Public Health 129(4):396 (2015) PMID 25746155

    Objectives The determinants of health and mortality inequalities in New Zealand and Australia have been subjected to research, with the influence of a range of socio-economic and demographic influences (deprivation, social class, ethnicity) receiving notable attention. Both c...
  8. The role of urban food policy in preventing diet-related non-communicable diseases in Cape Town and New York

    Public Health 129(4):327 (2015) PMID 25731129

    Objectives Cities are important settings for production and prevention of non-communicable diseases. This article proposes a conceptual framework for identification of opportunities to prevent diet-related non-communicable diseases in cities. It compares two cities, Cape Town...
  9. Parental smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke are associated with waterpipe smoking among youth: results from a national survey in Lebanon

    Public Health 129(4):370 (2015) PMID 25749674

    Objectives Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) is a growing public health concern worldwide yet little is known about the epidemiology of use among young people. The objectives of this study were to examine the prevalence, patterns and correlates of WTS among students across Leba...
  10. Getting food policy on the Mayoral table: a comparison of two election cycles in New York and London

    Public Health 129(4):295 (2015) PMID 25834929

    Cities and Mayors are increasingly being recognized as important in shaping social policy and improving social well-being. And municipal food policies are increasingly important as a tool to reduce food insecurity and prevent diet-related chronic diseases. Thus city governments have a ...