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State laws that preempt local authority to enact health-promoting legislation contribute to increased workforce mortality, reports new research — ScienceDaily

Access to paid sick leave is linked to a lower rate of mortality among US working age men and women, according to new research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier. The study shows that laws requiring employers to provide paid sick leave are effective in reducing mortality from suicide and homicide […]

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Passage of recreational cannabis laws leads to some rise in use but not for all demographics — ScienceDaily

The U.S. is seeing an increased use of cannabis resulting from its legalization for recreational purposes, according to a study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The findings showed that passage of the laws led to a rise in the odds of past-year and past-month cannabis use among individuals of Hispanic, Other […]