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Embargoed AJPH research: Lead in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria deaths, Ohio refugee lead levels, political economy and public health

In this issue of AJPH, find research on lead levels in NYC public housing, Hurricane Maria causes of death, Ohio refugee lead levels, and politics and public health

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 18-Apr-2019 at 16:00 ET

Weapons Trade Reveals a Darker Side to Dark Web

Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there’s an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention – until now. Researchers from Michigan State University crept into the dark web to investigate how...

– Michigan State University

Deviant Behavior

FDA Ban on Menthol is Likely to Survive Tobacco Industry Lawsuits

A proposed ban of menthol combustible tobacco products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will likely be upheld in court, albeit a lengthy legal process, a Rutgers paper found.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Public Health Reports


Census Scholars Submit Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Citizenship Question

A group of scholars from five universities has submitted a "friend of the court" brief to the Supreme Court concluding that a citizenship question has never been asked of the entire U.S. population in execution of the U.S. Census. The finding refutes...

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

brief and court documents

Mexico: Doors Needed, Not Walls

These are complicated times for Mexico: new, leftist political leadership, an increasingly fraught relationship with the U.S., and inflation threatening to ignite. Will the country of 130 million people find an economic door to open? Or will it run i...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Announcements and Events

Community views invited on abortion laws

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide is inviting views from the community and interested parties today, Wednesday 17 April 2019, as part of its review of the State’s abortion laws.

– University of Adelaide

Senator Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner to Participate in Exclusive Panel Discussion Moderated by NBC News’ Chuck Todd

Co-chaired by Sen. Reid and Speaker Boehner, the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV will hold a symposium April 23 at Las Vegas’s Bellagio Hotel. Bringing together leaders from across the public, private and education sectors, the event wi...

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law to Host Event on Conservation Easements and Federal Tax Law

"Trying Times: Conservation Easements and Federal Tax Law" will allow participants to learn from IRS and national experts about recent court cases, IRS guidance, and DOJ actions involving conservation easements.

– University of Utah


Expert available on US-Cuba outstanding property claims as US prepares to implement Title III of Helms-Burton Act.

– Creighton University

Congress should receive unredacted Mueller report, Notre Dame expert says

– University of Notre Dame

Rutgers Professor Available To Discuss New Jersey’s LGBTQ Conversion Therapy Ban

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Prof. Jessie Hill, Constitutional Law & reproductive rights expert, says Ohio's new abortion ban won't stand

– Case Western Reserve University





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