Tag: "households" at medical news
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
...f wood, charcoal and petroleum-based fuels used in households
and improving the sustainability of wood harvesting and charcoal production techniques. The best situation in Africa would be to transition from biomass fuels to petroleum-based fossil fuels such as kerosene and liquid propane gas, the authors noted...
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
...f wood, charcoal and petroleum-based fuels used in households
and improving the sustainability of wood harvesting and charcoal production techniques. Robert Bailis, graduate student at the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and the lead author of the paper said, "If the rapid urbanization continues and...
Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
...and basic services was administered to a subset of households
(n= 210 in each site). "Two hundred seventeen dea...70 percent." The surveys also found that even if households
had access to food and nonfood items, many still lacked access to safe water and sanitation. "Additi...
Many children are undervaccinated or have delayed vaccinations in their first 2 years of life
...ation Survey, conducted by random-digit dialing of households
and mailing to vaccination providers to estimate vaccination coverage rates for U.S. children aged 19 to 35 months. Data for this study were limited to 14,810 children aged 24 to 35 months. The researchers wanted to determine the cumulative days chi...
Certain gun storage practices can reduce risk of youth firearm injuries, suicide
...researchers identified a control group of eligible households
with at least 1 firearm and children living or vis...fatal). The researchers found that guns from case households
were 70 percent less likely to be stored unloaded than control guns. Similarly, case guns were 73 pe...
Poverty in Northern Ireland
...epublic of Ireland; and specifically found 185,000 households
containing over 500,000 people were living below the poverty line. Poverty was measured by two yardsticks: low income and deprivation - having to go without things, which the public regard as necessities of life: such as enough money to pay heating, ...
Illness and medical bills cause half of all bankruptcies
... about half of all bankruptcies, involving 700,000 households
in 2001, according to a story published today as a Web Exclusive by the journal Health Affairs. Families with children were especially hard hit-about 700,000 children lived in families that declared bankruptcy in the aftermath of serious medical pro...
More Britons live alone
...per cent over the past 30 years, but the number of households
with just one occupant is up by 31 per cent. In their late teens and early 20s, either sex is just as likely to live solo before setting up home as a couple, says the report. But between the ages of 25 and 44, men are more prone to going it alone. If...
Homes need more protection against falls
... Runyan says. Runyan and colleagues surveyed 1,003 households
nationwide about anti-fall devices in their homes ...fety and injuries. Overall, about 7 percent of the households
said that someone in or around their home had fallen and required medical attention within the last ...
Government solutions won't cure kids' obesity, survey says
...ion programs. Evans and colleagues also found that households
with children at home and individuals with at least some college education were less likely to support school-based programs like regular weigh-ins and weight "report cards" sent home to parents, similar to those used by Arkansas public schools in 20...
Poison and firearms stored in open endanger visiting kids
... says. Coyne-Beasley and colleagues surveyed 1,003 households
nationwide about household poison and firearm storage in parents' homes and homes that their children visit as part of a larger survey on home safety and injuries. About 15 percent of the homes with either child visitors or residents also had residen...
Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States
...ing in health issues. A national sample of 41,433 households
was screened to generate households
with a child four to 18 years of age with current asthma. The survey included 801 in-depth telephon...
Direct payments to households in poor countries could improve maternal & child health
...th interventions by making direct payments to poor households
contingent on them keeping up-to-date with prevent... International Development) and colleagues studied households
from 70 municipalities in Honduras with the highest rates of malnutrition. Around 5600 households
Other highlights in the December 1 JNCI
... pet collars. Chlorpyrifos was widely used in U.S. households
until 2000, when the Environmental Protection Agency phased out or limited some residential uses. Although there was little previous epidemiologic evidence of an association between exposure to chlorpyrifos and human cancer, human and animal studies ...
Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain
...tive. Between 1974 and 2002, the median income for households
in which the householder was 65 and over increased... Between 1984 and 2001, the median net worth of households
headed by people age 65 and over increased by 82 percent (after accounting for inflation). Although ...
Health issues may affect grandmothers who are primary caregivers
...S. Census, 4.1 million, or 3.9 percent of all U.S. households
include grandparents and grandchildren, and of these, 34 percent or 1.4 million households
have no parent present in the home. In nearly 91 percent of these families, the co-resident grandpar...
100,000 excess civilian deaths after Iraq invasion
...ults of the research, done among clusters of Iraqi households
last month, is published online by THE LANCET at 0...r it. The investigators interviewed a total of 988 households
from 33 randomly selected neighbourhoods of Iraq; in those households
reporting deaths since January...
Women who early in life care for elderly parents are at higher risk of poverty later
... 51 and 61 and their spouses and partners in 7,608 households
that represent over-samples of Hispanics, blacks and Florida residents. To examine the effects of women's caregiving on the risk of living in poverty, the Rice researchers used a sample of 685 women who had at least one living parent during 1991-92...
Seeing the same physician regularly leads to better preventive care
...ough primary care practice. In tracking data from households
in over sixty communities across the United States, researchers assessed preventive measures offered to persons with varied health care habits, ranging from visits with a regular provider to no regular place of care at all. Influenza vaccinations an...
AIDS toll in African heartland isn't always what people think
... can have a negative spill over on the rest of the households
in these communities. We want to avoid rearranging...unter to conventional wisdom, there aren't as many households
completely disappearing," Weber said. "The number of orphans isn't as large as it was thought of. Th...
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