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Are mature smokers misinformed?
(J Health Econ, 2009-03)
While there are many reasons to continue to smoke in spite of its consequences for health, the concern that many smoke because they misperceive the risks of smoking remains a focus of public discussion and motivates tobacco ...
Survival expectations of the obese: Is excess mortality reflected in perceptions?
(Obes Res, 2005-04)
OBJECTIVE: This study compared self-reported subjective life expectancy (i.e., probability of living to age 75) for normal-weight, overweight, and obese weight groups to examine whether individuals are internalizing information ...
Economics of new oncology drug development.
(J Clin Oncol, 2007-01-10)
PURPOSE: Review existing studies and provide new results on the development, regulatory, and market aspects of new oncology drug development. METHODS: We utilized data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), company ...
Health events and the smoking cessation of middle aged Americans.
(J Behav Med, 2005-02)
This study investigates the effect of serious health events including new diagnoses of heart attacks, strokes, cancers, chronic lung disease, chronic heart failure, diabetes, and heart disease on future smoking status up ...
The effect of involuntary job loss on smoking intensity and relapse.
AIMS: To assess the impact of involuntary job loss due to plant closure or layoff on relapse to smoking and smoking intensity among older workers. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS, SAMPLE: Data come from the Health and Retirement Study, ...
If smoking increases absences, does quitting reduce them?
(Tob Control, 2005-04)
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of smoking, quitting, and time since quit on absences from work. METHODS: Data from the nationally representative Tobacco Use Supplements of the 1992/93, 1995/96, and 1998/99 Current ...
The impact of late career job loss on myocardial infarction and stroke: a 10 year follow up using the health and retirement survey.
(Occup Environ Med, 2006-10)
BACKGROUND: Involuntary job loss is a major life event associated with social, economic, behavioural, and health outcomes, for which older workers are at elevated risk. OBJECTIVE: To assess the 10 year risk of myocardial ...
Reduction in urinary arsenic levels in response to arsenic mitigation efforts in Araihazar, Bangladesh.
(Environ Health Perspect, 2007-06)
BACKGROUND: There is a need to identify and evaluate an effective mitigation program for arsenic exposure from drinking water in Bangladesh. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effectiveness of a multifaceted mitigation program ...
Should the patent system for new medicines be abolished?
(Clin Pharmacol Ther, 2007-11)
Migration and fishing in Indonesian coastal villages.
The coastal ecosystems in Southeast Asia are under increased pressure from local and global change. This paper examines human migration and the use of marine resources in coastal villages in the Minahasa district of North ...