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Research Round-Up: Cost-Effectiveness of Male HPV Vaccination

Katherine Buller - Sunday, 11 December 2016 01:39

In December 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a call-to-attention for the benefits of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for boys aged 11-12 years of age stating that “every year, over 900,000 males are affected by cancers caused by HPV infections.”1


Research Round-up: Media and Information Literacy in Classrooms

Katherine Buller - Monday, 3 October 2016 09:40

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 “young people view more than 40,000 ads per year on television alone and increasingly are being exposed to advertising on the Internet, in magazines, and in schools” and typically these advertisements are tied to the unhealthy lifestyle choices of youth and young adults (p.2563).


Research Round-up: Childhood Obesity and mHealth

Katherine Buller - Wednesday, 24 August 2016 04:30

Childhood obesity continues to be an epidemic in America.


Research Round-Up: Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Katherine Buller - Thursday, 21 July 2016 04:41

Following the decriminalization and legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado, renewed attention has been directed at the laws, definitions, and the effects of driving under the influence of marijuana.


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Research Round-up: Early Parental Monitoring to Curb Binge Drinking

Katherine Buller - Friday, 1 April 2016 09:12

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, four out of five college students drink alcohol and of those, half partake in binge drinking.1  Binge drinking refers to the recreational pastime of heavily drinking alcohol in one sitting.2 “Binge drinking rates among college students have hovered above 40 percent for two decades, and signs are that partying is getting even harder…for many the goal is to black out” which in it of itself is a frightening occurrence to parents of college freshmen.3 This Research Round-Up looks at whether parental monitoring can affect college binge drinking if it is initiated during high school.


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