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Bleakley Receives Grant to Study Youth Consumption of Sugary Beverages

She will develop media messages aimed at reducing adolescent consumption of sports and energy drinks.


Pictorial Warning Messages on Cigarette Packs Are Most Effective When Diseased Body Parts and Testimonials Are Included, New Study Finds

Researchers analyzed over 300 pictorial warning labels to determine which features are most effective at getting smokers to quit.

Faculty News

Annenberg Faculty Receives Grant for Tobacco Regulatory Science Research

Professor Joseph Cappella will oversee a project on "reduced harm" tobacco products.


Thinking Beyond Yourself Can Make You More Open to Healthy Lifestyle Choices

A new study investigated how people respond to health messaging.


New Study Finds Visuals of Vaping in E-Cigarette Advertisements Increase Anti-Vaping Beliefs and Policy Opinions

When vaping portrayals are reminiscent of cigarette smoking, viewers are likely to form negative opinions of vaping.


Educational Program Successful at Reducing Forced Sex in South African Adolescents

Given to sixth graders, the 12 hour program had effects lasting for at least four years.


False Beliefs About MMR Vaccine Found to Influence Acceptance of Zika Vaccine

However, people who believe in the power of science are more likely to use vaccines.

Undergraduate News

Communication Majors Get Hands-On, Quantitative Research Experience in New Course

This kind of course on study design and statistical methods often isn't taught until graduate school.


Study Finds Smokers Wrongly Believe Natural American Spirit Cigarettes are Healthier

In fact, there is no established science to corroborate these beliefs.


Marin Allen Joins Annenberg as Lecturer and APPC Visiting Scholar

Allen is interested in the definitions of health and disease and the images used to represent them.