Select a current news article or recent publication about a health-related topic of your choice

Research Questions and Hypotheses

Select a current news article or recent publication about a health-related topic of your choice, summarize the news article or publication, and pose a follow-up research question and at least one hypothesis (either one-tailed or two-tailed).

Examples of News Articles:

Tabuchi, H., & Kaplan, S. (2017, August 31). A Sea of Health and Environmental Hazards in Houston’s Floodwaters. New York Times. Retrieved from: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/us/houston-contaminated-floodwaters.html?mcubz=0

Tulp, S. (2017, September 1). The Key to Avoiding Binge Eating and Drinking. USA Today. Retrieved from:
http://college.usatoday.com/2017/09/01/the-key-to-avoiding-binge-eating-and-drinking-according-to-science/

World Health Organization (2017, May 16). More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable. WHO Media Centre. Retrieved from: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/yearly-adolescent-deaths/en/

Examples of Recent Publications:

Hosler, A. S. (2017). Association Between Food Distress and Smoking Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Adults, Schenectady, New York, 2013–2014. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14. Retrieved from:
https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2017/16_0548.htm

Edwards, D. R. V., Hartmann, K. E., Wellons, M., Shah, A., Xu, H., & Edwards, T. L. (2017). Evaluating the role of race and medication in protection of uterine fibroids by type 2 diabetes exposure. BMC women’s health, 17(1), 28. Retrieved from: https://bmcwomenshealth.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12905-017-0386-y?site=bmcwomenshealth.biomedcentral.com

Braveman, P., & Gottlieb, L. (2014). The Social Determinants of Health: It’s Time to Consider the Causes of the Causes. Public Health Reports, 129(Suppl 2), 19–31. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3863696/

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