American Journal of Epidemiology

The American Journal of Epidemiology is a peer reviewed journal for empirical research findings, opinion pieces and methodological developments in the field of epidemiological research. It is published semimonthly, and has an impact of 5.454, ranking it 6th out of 105 Journals in the field.

Impact factor
5.454 (2008)

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Oncology & Cancer

Study links rare leukemia to busy roads

Children who live near traffic-choked roads run a 30 percent higher risk of developing a very rare type of blood cancer, researchers said.

Oncology & Cancer

Yo-yo dieting not associated with increased cancer risk

The first comprehensive study of its kind finds weight cycling, repeated cycles of intentional weight loss followed by regain, was not associated with overall risk of cancer in men or women. The study by American Cancer Society ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hear this: Healthful diet tied to lower risk of hearing loss

Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss. Using longitudinal data collected in the Nurses' Health Study II Conservation of Hearing ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study links father's age and risk of blood cancer as an adult

A new study links a father's age at birth to the risk that his child will develop blood and immune system cancers as an adult, particularly for only children. The study, which appears in the American Journal of Epidemiology, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study of leukemias in children living close to heavily used roads

Inserm researchers from CRESS (Epidemiology and Biostatistics Sorbonne Paris Cité Research Centre, Inserm - Paris Descartes University - University of Paris 13 - Paris Diderot University - INRA) studied the risk of acute ...

Overweight & Obesity

Lack of safety at school and poverty linked to childhood obesity

A lack of safety at school is one of the correlates of childhood obesity, say researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Research Centre at CHU Sainte Justine children's hospital. "Childhood obesity is caused ...


Women sitting ducks for frailty

Women who spend more time sitting down as they age are at higher risk of becoming frail, a University of Queensland study has found.

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