Tag: "inequality" at medical news
Strengths and failings of U.S. health care 'system' are driven by embedded vested interests
...temporary light on some of the reasons behind this inequality
and explore the function of the health care system by examining the "origins of corporate health care," "the dynamics of health care markets," and "systemic implications of corporatized health care." The journal features analyses over several decades...
Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more
...etween working conditions, social class and social inequality
as determinants of cardiovascular disease research...etween working conditions, social class and social inequality
as determinants of cardiovascular disease risk. This tipsheet highlights research with broad news a...
Least protection offered to those most at risk of sudden cardiac death
...esourcing of ICD centres are needed to address the inequality
in healthcare highlighted in this study, the authors conclude....
Poverty in Northern Ireland
...liticians is how to reduce these deep fractures of inequality
and create a more just society." Professor McLaugh...and outcome measures, which would also examine the inequality
impact of existing and future policies A re-examination of Section 75 of the 1998 Northern Ireland...
Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research
... and which groups will face barriers...the fact of inequality
renders race an important social policy concern." The Meaning of Race in Psychology and How To Change It: A Methodological Perspective. Authors Janet E. Helms, PhD (Boston College), Maryam Jernigan, PhD (Boston College), and Jackquelyn Mascher, PhD (...
Male and female smokers have similar lung cancer risk
...ecomes very difficult indeed to argue the case for inequality
of smoking-related lung cancer susceptibility," the authors write. "The continuing convergence of smoking patterns and lung cancer rates among men and women points to the primary need to focus broadly on enhancing preventive interventions that will h...
Current policy for complex surgery is misguided
...e potentially misguided and may further exacerbate inequality
of resources between hospitals, they conclude....
Patients should be allowed to pay for statins
...s. Although private prescriptions would increase inequality
in access to health care, this is a form of inequality
whereby all members of society gain and is therefore both economically and ethically jusifiable, the...
Initial findings of first comprehensive study into ageing process published
...f much wider interest for the picture it paints of inequality
in health, wealth, social participation and labour market activity amongst the older population. Professor Marmot said: "This study is tackling one of the most important research questions currently facing society: how do we provide for an ageing po...
Children in deprived areas three times more likely to be hit by a car
...n policy. "Our research clearly shows that social inequality
underpins Britain's relatively poor record on child pedestrian safety. Children and adults in deprived areas are less likely to get about by car and are more likely to make journeys on foot. Kids from deprived backgrounds are less likely to have gard...
Lower degrees of 'social capital' predict higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases
...nd greater number of partners. Poverty and income inequality
were much less strong predictors of these disease and behavior outcomes. In order to measure social capital, the investigators used Putnam's measure of state-level social capital. That measure is a composite of 14 different variables, including, am...
Study on suicide reveals faith, social ties as 'protective' for older African Americans
...hat objective hardships such as poverty and social inequality
had little if any impact on participants' subjective satisfaction with their own lives. The researchers believe that in these seniors, being disadvantaged over a lifetime may lead to increased adaptation and resourcefulness. These factors may play...
Pain, price, insurance delays for new vaccines concern kids' doctors
...inics to start covering or offering Prevnar. This inequality
didn't sit well with some of the physicians in the new survey, who were not eager to take part in a dramatic example of a two-tier medical system, Davis says. And, the reimbursement rates from both private and public insurers for Prevnar in some case...
Fogarty International Center announces initial awards for international studies on health and economic development
...y data to investigate how social status and income inequality
affect health and well-being of people of all ages in South Africa. Dr. Reynaldo Martorell of Emory University and colleagues at the Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America y Panama in Guatemala City, Guatemala will collaborate on a study examining...
Gender bias in salaries among Pennsylvania M.D.'s, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
...re or maternity. Because gender-related salary inequality
persisted after adjustment for all of these factors, investigators wonder whether gender bias may contribute to the gap. Across the board, female physicians are more likely than men to be involved in the least lucrative medical specialties and to ...
Where you live may help predict risk of early death from heart disease
...eat deal about a huge public health problem -- the inequality
of heart disease in this country," says Kuller....
Advisory: Researchers Present Work At Annual Meeting
...in income are not as large. The effects of income inequality
on Americans was examined in a recent study by Joh... and Kaplan investigated the association of income inequality
and mortality in 282 metropolitan cities in the United States. In the most extreme cases, cities th...