Journal: American journal of public health
To understand how Twitter bots and trolls (“bots”) promote online health content.
To explore whether improvements in psychological well-being occur after increases in fruit and vegetable consumption.
To determine the socioeconomic consequences of receipt versus denial of abortion.
We examined whether kindergarten teachers' ratings of children’s prosocial skills, an indicator of noncognitive ability at school entry, predict key adolescent and adult outcomes. Our goal was to determine unique associations over and above other important child, family, and contextual characteristics.
To describe trends in benzodiazepine prescriptions and overdose mortality involving benzodiazepines among US adults.
To assess the association between medical marijuana laws (MMLs) and the odds of a positive opioid test, an indicator for prior use.
We examined the probability of an obese person attaining normal body weight.
To assess the prevalence of abortion among population groups and changes in rates between 2008 and 2014.
Four assumptions frequently arise in the aftermath of mass shootings in the United States: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime, (3) that shootings represent the deranged acts of mentally ill loners, and (4) that gun control “won’t prevent” another Newtown (Connecticut school mass shooting). Each of these statements is certainly true in particular instances. Yet, as we show, notions of mental illness that emerge in relation to mass shootings frequently reflect larger cultural stereotypes and anxieties about matters such as race/ethnicity, social class, and politics. These issues become obscured when mass shootings come to stand in for all gun crime, and when “mentally ill” ceases to be a medical designation and becomes a sign of violent threat. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print December 12, 2014: e1-e10. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302242).