Tag: "displaced" at medical news
Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
...r 2004 in the three sites among 137,000 internally displaced
persons to assess health and nutritional status for the relief efforts in those area. At each site, general household status, number of deaths among adults and children, and nutritional and vaccination status of children aged 6 months to almost 5 ...
Eye care for refugees, the displaced discussed at UH
...ntries to provide primary eye care to refugees and displaced
persons. Through these efforts, he founded the Bu...s access to eye care for thousands of refugees and displaced
people along the Thai-Burma border. Through the program, about 20,000 pairs of eyeglasses have been...
Childbirth and disasters discussed in July/Aug issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
...al and reproductive health services in refugee and displaced
populations; policy issues affecting women and infants in complex humanitarian emergencies such as war or drought; and details evidence-based information on cost-effective interventions for neonatal care in low-resource settings. Also included in th...
Chronic diseases need global health attention
...oping countries. "Chronic diseases have not simply displaced
acute infectious ones in developing countries. Rather, such countries now experience a polarized and protracted double burden of disease. India, the second most populous country, has the highest number of diabetics in the world and annual coronary ...
Losing a job near retirement age significantly increases risk of stroke
...nsurance coverage, or outreach programs to connect displaced
workers with needed health services. Co-authors include Elizabeth Bradley, Tracy Falba, Joel Dubin, Laura Cramer, Sidney Bogardus Jr., M.D. and Stanislav Kasl, all from Yale....
Nanotech imaging, molecular fingerprints and signatures hold promise for cancer
...ology visualized lymph nodes that had been totally displaced
with cancer cells. Previously existing technology is unable to detect nodes fully occupied with cancer cells. "This method can tell both the location of true sentinel lymph nodes and the presence or absence of metastatic cancer in those nodes with...
Specialist mental health services required for refugees exposed to extreme trauma
...stralia (around 1.5 million Vietnamese people were displaced
after the Communist uprising in 1975). Around 1400 adult Vietnamese people living in Sydney, Australia, were studied. Trained interviewers assessed various factors including previous exposure to trauma, history of mental illness in the preceding year...
Dont think about it too much - Psychological healing in Angola
... in this week's issue of The Lancet highlights how displaced
people cope with psychological trauma associated w...ich thousands of people were killed, tortured, and displaced
from their homes. To assess how displaced
people have understood their personal suffering, Carola Ey...
Substance abuse increases in New York City in aftermath of September 11th
...cigarette smoking, but other factors such as being displaced
from home, losing possessions during the attacks, or being involved in the rescue efforts were not consistently associated with increased substance use. Symptoms of panic attack were associated with an increase in the use of all substances. Increas...
Pregnancy and childbirth a major cause of death among Afghan refugee women
...challenge of returning refugees and the internally displaced
to their homes in Afghanistan is great, and the challenge of rebuilding health care formidable. Despite the seemingly vast sums of aid funds pledged for Afghanistan, there is a real danger that, without effective health-sector coordination, assistanc...
Groups urge Bush: rethink natural hazards approach
...an $23 billion in damages; the 1993 Midwest floods displaced
more than 50,000 and created losses ofnearly $21 billion; 1994's Northridge earthquake resulted in 65deaths, 12,000 hospitalized, and $45 billion in damages; andHurricane Floyd in 1999 triggered the evacuation of 4 million peopleand drove more than 1...
CDC funds will enable UNC-CH to help minimize domestic violence in flood areas
...ne back home. Increased stresses on disrupted and displaced
families, heightened by money problems, sometimes linger for years and take their own serious toll. Domestic spats can escalate into violence at home or at work. For example, calls to U Care, the domestic violence agency for Sampson County and surrou...
'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns
...ng capacity and development and also candamage the displaced
organs. Newborns who don't survive usually die during thefirst days or weeks of life. "Across the country, there are a whole bunch of kids with diaphragmatic herniawho are dying," said Kays, an associate professor of pediatric surgery at UF'sCollege ...
Setbacks To Health Progress In Central America
...ransportation and communication hamperingaccess to displaced
populations, and desperation from the loss of lives and offamily members, having abandoned their houses and their lands, make thesituation more urgent." Today, Central America faces three distinct and separate problems, Dr. Rosessaid. The first is d...
PAHO Responds To Countries Affected By Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal For
Emergency Funds For Haiti And Dominican Republic
...ties were seriouslydamaged and thousands have been displaced
from their homes, $345,000 is neededfor medicines, insecticides, water testing equipment, latrines, surgicalsupplies, emergency repairs, and support. In the Caribbean islands, several hospitals and health facilitiessuffered serious damage, ac...