Tag: "poor" at medical news
Work-site wellness programs
...nt in preventing healthy people from slipping into poor
health behaviors than by trying to make chronically sick people well. Individuals benefit in terms of less pain and suffering and a higher quality of life. The corporation benefits in terms of less medical care costs and greater productivity," Edin...
Two thirds of sports doctors have inadequate first aid skills
...s do not like simulated scenarios and excuse their poor
proficiency with remarks, such as "if it was for real I would do it properly." But the authors warn that like any other doctor, sports doctors "have a professional obligation to be competent and up to date." Both the General Medical Council and the M...
Fogarty International Center announces initial awards for international studies on health and economic development
...al in Durban, South Africa to assess the impact of poor
health and HIV/AIDS on small businesses and the local economies where they are located in South Africa. Dr. Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard University will work with colleagues at the Regional Malaria Control Commission in Durban, South Africa, to measure t...
Science for global health - World Health Day 2001
...untry, two-thirds of the world's population in the poor
and middle-income countries bear a disproportionat...nostics, vaccines, and intervention strategies for poor
countries. These studies often contribute to the scientific foundation for medical advances and tre...
One more visit could close demographic gaps in infant immunization efforts
...althy People initiative, many African-American and poor
infants have been left behind, according to data f... The study also showed that coverage rates among poor
children dropped in several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia and San Diego, although the de...
Not all allergy tests are created equal, study suggests
... attributed to some laboratories using poor
testing procedures and inadequate tests," she said. "It also reinforces the idea that there needs to be a standard method for detecting allergies."...
Expert scientific panel releases national assessment of climate change and health in the United States: impact could be far-reaching
... most at risk in heat waves, for instance, are the poor
urban elderly, especially those who are chronically ill or isolated. Deadly heat waves are already common in summer and may become more so in the future, yet many locations lack effective programs to prevent such deaths." Of climate changes effec...
Lack of prescription drug benefits seriously affects minority seniors, as well as those with low income, SFVAMC study says
...ever, "plans that focus only on the poorest of the poor
may to little to help other vulnerable groups. We're learning that this kind of approach will still leave far too many people out in the cold," he said....
Medical system pays little attention to behavior counseling
...are more likely to attempt and succeed at changing poor
health habits, more likely to participate in screening, less likely to use unneeded health care services over time, more likely to take the right medicines the right way and better able to engage in work and play," the report concludes. "Systematical...
Gender differences in general aviation crashes
...aft kinetics, such as incorrect use of the rudder, poor
response to a bounce, or inability to recover from...les, however, appeared more likely to be guilty of poor
decision-making, risk-taking, and inattentiveness, examples of which include misjudging weather and ...
UIC Nature paper points to new drug discovery direction
...ient ribosome probably was made of RNA, which is a poor
chemical catalyst but efficient at binding substrates. Researchers do not yet understand the transition from RNA growth to modern cell growth, in which the reaction is catalyzed by protein. Though proteins have assumed many RNA functions, it still is...
Study shows obesity bad for the mind too
...than on men. "Women view their own health state as poor
if they're overweight while men perceive their health to be compromised once they become morbid obese," says Trakas. Men rated the severity of obesity alongside migraines, but women said it is more serious than being diabetic or having a stroke. Dr. ...
New PTSD study examines treatment methods
...ression, substance abuse, psychosocial impairment, poor
physical health and general functional difficulties, including other anxiety disorders. For women, the trauma most often involves sexual assault or rape, but other distressing events including, but not limited to, physical assault, accidents, natural...
Novel therapy shows promise to prevent recurrance of head and neck cancer
...lopment of second primary tumors (SPTs). Given the poor
survival rates from head and neck cancer, the studys overall survival rates of 98 percent at one-year follow-up and 91 percent at two-year follow-up, are very promising indications of the potential of this treatment for patients with locally-advanced...
Uninsured patients don't manage chronic illness well, UCSF study finds
...ficulty getting medication and using it correctly, poor
understanding of their illness and little knowledge about self-care or risk awareness, according to Gay Becker, PhD, professor of medical anthropology in the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging. The findings appear in the July issue of Western Journa...
Measles vaccine reduces health inequities by dramatically improving survival of poorest and most vulnerable children
...erg School of Public Health shows that vaccinating poor
children against measles significantly improves th...and Development Review. Unvaccinated children from poor
families are three times more likely to die before age 5 compared to vaccinated children from famili...
Nutritional screening may predict risk for hospitalization of elderly
...hospitalization and one to detect warning signs of poor
nutritional health. They found that that the two ...ent of health endangerment to the elderly posed by poor
nutritional status. The 386 participants, aged 65-85 years, were enrolled in a Medicare managed-risk...
Patent rights stimulate R&D, but fall short in helping poor countries obtain lifesaving drugs
...ss the larger problem of how to get cheap drugs to poor
countries. The report explores themes discussed ...ies; Preventing the use of cheap prices offered to poor
counties as reference prices for government purchases of drugs in rich-country markets; Identifying...
Spaghetti gets protein boost from corn gluten meal
... paired with sauce, Wu said. Unacceptable taste or poor
texture has complicated previous attempts to artificially add protein to spaghetti and other pastas, Wu said. Food manufacturers believe there is a market for protein-enhanced pasta, marked by some companies continuing experiments with soy flour and ...
How 'negative emotionality' can make you feel sick
...eflects a tendency toward depression, anxiety, and poor
reaction to stress. Prior studies have shown that ...escents with alcohol use disorders have relatively poor
health maintenance and, therefore, more health problems as a result. We found evidence that all fou...
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