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U.S. pedestrians, cyclists at greater danger than European counterparts

... this healthy endeavor by "a range of other public policies that make these activities inconvenient, unpleasan...her says. The researchers say that similar traffic policies could be introduced in the United States, "promoting safer, more convenient and more pleasant walkin...

UNC study: Trails, places to excercise, streetlights can boost activity levels

...physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies that can become models for success nationwide....

Summit agrees to improve coordination of global Earth observation

...pacity to make observations in support of European policies in environment and civil security. A strong independent programme is a prerequisite for successful partnership. We support the Summit declaration and will do our part to ensure that it is implemented." Work will now proceed with preparing the framew...

Eliminating hunger in a world of plenty

... to educate voters about the nutritional impact of policies and food assistance programs....

Hygiene is most potent force in tackling deadly diseases

...ealth authorities worldwide imposed strict control policies and largely prevented new outbreaks. The two notable exceptions, in Taiwan and Toronto, were both linked to lapses in hospital infection control procedures, even though these were quickly rectified and brought under control. While the scientists sa...

July/August 2003 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... their discussion, the authors suggest that future policies to eliminate inequalities in health care should co...are clinicians should be addressed through federal policies that continue to support successful training grant programs, such as Title VII and VIII, and through...

Tackling major risk factors simultaneously key to improving global health

...recognizing clusters of risk factors and designing policies and programs for addressing them, rather than merely treating their consequences." (quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper)....

UCLA report shows disparities in children's health

...tend health insurance to more children and develop policies and programs to fill existing gaps. The study also found that many preschool-age children spend no time in structured preschool settings. There are large disparities in preschool attendance among California's ethnic populations. CHIS 2001 shows that,...

School lunch options crowd out fruits and vegetables

...a la carte menus, and that schools should consider policies to limit students' access to high-fat snacks and sweetened drinks. "Young people spend considerable time at school, and attention to the food options and opportunities available to students at school is clearly warranted if healthy eating is to becom...

Government regulations contribute to medical debt of uninsured and underinsured

...hould require hospitals to publish and disseminate policies on free and reduced-cost care. Hospitals should offer low-income, uninsured people the same discounts they offer to insurers, instead of expecting the uninsured to pay higher prices than the insured. Hospitals should be discouraged from aggressive...

World's largest scientific society convenes regional meeting May 30 - June 2 in Chicago

...ry This talk will highlight recent decisions and policies on affirmative action and focus on how mentors can actively promote diversity in science. (Hilary Arnold Godwin, Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry, Evanston, Ill., 847-467-3543, h-godwin@northwestern.edu ) Monday, June 2 9 a.m. - 5 ...

Secret documents reveal how tobacco industry targeted gay men

...the tobacco control movement, which changed public policies and public views on tobacco regulation during the 1980s and early 1990s, was possibly even more effective than previously understood. In the early 1990s, Philip Morris -- faced with increasing pressures from non-smoker's rights and public health comm...

The coming crisis of long-term care

...amining their social and ethical values and public policies on care of the elderly. The subtitle of a WHO report on long-term care poses a compelling place to start: "What does justice require?" The question is on the table: now the imperative is to find an answer."...

Graduation may be hazardous to your health

...Young adults are often dropped from their parents' policies or public insurance programs at age 19, or when they graduate from college, and then struggle to find jobs with health benefits. They are far more likely to be uninsured than older adults: more than four of 10 young adults between the ages of 1929 ca...

Nationwide improvement in nursing home care not likely, despite some changes

...ly more health services and more lenient admission policies than residential care/assisted living facilities. ... investigated how changes in Medicare and Medicaid policies have affected skilled nursing facility (SNF) revenue and residents characteristics in Florida during...

Nutrition services are an essential component of school health programs

...orked towards implementing district-wide nutrition policies and creating healthy school nutrition environments...rtance of nutrition education and school nutrition policies are discussed. Specific resources and recommendations are provided on the following issues: Th...

Breastfeeding rates unaffected by changes in hospital length of stay

...new study indicates that changes in length-of-stay policies do not necessarily threaten breastfeeding practices. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention exploited a unique opportunity for study provided by a pair of policy changes: f...

Dont ask, dont tell: Medical students shifting attitudes about permission to examine

... medical students, and we expect faculty to follow policies about informed consent so medical students can emulate what they see in a positive way," says Maya Hammoud, M.D., clerkship director, U-M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "In addition, here at UMHS, patients are informed that pelvic examinati...

Family friendly work policies may need to be refocused

...me life may require that current "family-friendly" policies be refocused, suggests research by Joseph G. Grzyw...educing the conflict between work and home through policies such as flex time and telecommuting," said Grzywacz (gree-votch). "Our findings suggest that there's...

Surface treatments could make ready-to-eat products safer

...se of this material. USDA is presently considering policies on how to control L. monocytogenes in processing plants. In November, the USDA released an administrative directive outlining additional steps to be taken by its inspectors to ensure that establishments producing ready-to-eat meat and poultry pro...

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