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Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...rs studied 192 students in two ethnically diverse, urban
schools. In one school, 47 percent of the sixth graders reported being bullied on at least one of these days; at the other school, 46 percent reported being bullied at least once. The study, published March 25 in the March/April issue of the journal ...
Abuse and HIV status linked to suicide risk
...eriences. The women were all living in low-income, urban
neighborhoods in Baltimore, Md. Of the 611 women interviewed, 31 percent reported having thought about suicide and 16 percent reported having attempted suicide. Abused women were four times more likely than non-abused women to have thought about suic...
Rural America vulnerable to bioterrorism and natural disaster threats
...ique challenges that are much different than their urban
counterparts," said Frances. "Though many perceive rural areas to be just farmland, plains and dense forest, much of the nation's water supply, food supply and critical industries (power plants and water treatment facilities) are located in rural are...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
... An African-American physician who specializes in urban
African-American health consulted with the nurse practitioner and community health worker once a month. The traditional clinic setting was regular primary care by the person's usual physician, enhanced with the same materials provided at the communit...
Drug abuse treatment slashes HIV-related sex behaviors in urban meth addicts
...ideration as a primary HIV prevention strategy for urban
gay and bisexual methamphetamine abusers. AUTHOR: The lead investigator is Steven Shoptaw, a research and clinical psychologist with the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. QUOTE: "The AIDS epidemic in the ...
Study examines consequences of Thailand's 'war on drugs'
...are easier to identify, than their counterparts in urban
centers. Seventy-eight percent of rural drug users...hey quit injecting drugs compared to 55 percent of urban
users. Despite the strictness of the policy, 85 percent of study participants said they believed the...
Severe injuries on the rise among children and adolescents riding motorbikes
... were boys. Most of those injured were white, from urban
areas and had commercial medical insurance coverage. From 1995 to 1997, there was an average of 20 hospital admissions a year. From 1998 to 2001, there were 30 admissions a year on average. Overall, motorbike-related injuries increased about 50 perce...
Genetic amplification (NAAT) test detects HIV more effectively than standard tests in urban study
...uncover six percent more cases of HIV infection in urban
STD and drug treatment clinics and HIV testing sit...eceiving routing HIV testing and counseling at the urban
clinics between October 2002 and January 2004. The research team used both standard antibody testin...
Major review of subway systems suggests potential for significant health and safety hazards
...of people be victimized by such an attack, but the urban
community itself would be adversely affected." The urban
infrastructure, including the subways, remains one of the top priorities of the Department of Homela...
A safer route to school makes children more likely to walk and bike, study shows
...oods representing a wide range of demographics and urban
designs. The researchers found that existing transportation habits played a role in the effectiveness of the infrastructure improvements. For example, at schools where many children already walked to school, there was a more significant increase aft...
Mothers' exposure to air pollutants linked to chromosome damage in babies
...xposure of expectant mothers to combustion-related urban
air pollution may alter the structure of babies' c...hborhoods, exhaust pollutants are prevalent in all urban
areas, and therefore the study results are relevant to populations in other urban
areas," said Dr. F...
Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member is funded to develop an interactive computer system
...gnettes aimed at reducing HIV sexual risk in young urban
women. NEWARK, N.J. The National Library of Medi... to reduce HIV sexual risk behavior among women in urban
communities. Jones, assistant professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University o...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
...me and distance, and help rural hospitals tap into urban
resources. Physicians can use "TeleStroke" consults on stroke patients with hospitals in small communities using high-speed videoconferencing and imaging links that can transmit interactive clinical and brain scan data directly to physician's offi...
Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood may increase HIV risk
Living in a disadvantaged urban
neighborhood can increase male residents' risk of ...ffer by geographic location and that disadvantaged urban
areas tend to have high rates of HIV. He said, "Past studies have shown a consistent relationship be...
Care of rural stroke patients improves with telephone support
...care of rural stroke patients was improved when an urban
stroke center offered telephone assistance in trea... have required that patients be transported to the urban
hospital to receive tPA, in part due to liability and safety concerns. For this study, patients were...
Sex habits of young women unchanged by morning after pill, UCSF study finds
women showed no reduction in their use of contraceptives, nor any other changes in their sexual behavior when provided with easier access to the so-called "morning after pill," also known as emergency contraception (EC), according to UCSF researchers...
Radon in the home responsible for 9% of lung cancer deaths across Europe
...adon in homes vary widely from house to house, and urban
areas tend to have lower levels than rural areas. Action can however be taken to reduce radon exposure in the home, say the authors. At moderate cost increasing underfloor ventilation would reduce high radon concentrations in existing homes. As ne...
Moving admitted ER patients into inpatient beds faster could significantly increase hospital revenue
...f the 904 visits made by chest pain patients to an urban
emergency department between Oct. 1, 1999 and Sept...collected for each emergency patient treated in an urban
emergency department--about 30 cents to the dollar--as opposed to the average amount billed. They fo...
ESA presents space solutions at post-Kyoto climate summit
...ests for wood, or to make room for agriculture or urban
expansion or they are burnt down then this is accounted for as additional emissions. Therefore the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol must report the location and extent of changes in forest cover and land use are taking place. Many countries do not cur...
'Deep and crisp and eaten': The Scottish deep-fried Mars bar
...that Scotland's deep-fried Mars bar is not just an urban
myth. Encouragingly, we did also find some evidence of the penetrance of the Mediterranean diet into Scotland, albeit in the form of deep-fried pizza."...
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