Tag: "poverty" at medical news
Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
...ealth sector. Initiatives that focus on addressing poverty
and controlling infectious diseases must not ignor...d Health Organisation) states: "Some links between poverty
and health seem obvious but in practice they can be complex and paradoxical. As Marmot points out, t...
New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
...ants of health. Such action will include relief of poverty
but it will have thebroader aim of improving the c...eds in mind. (.) Recognising the health effects of poverty
is one thing. Taking action to relieve its effects entails a richer understanding of the health effe...
Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden
...ke were inversely related to education, income and poverty
status. Among Medicare enrollees, congestive heart failure hospitalization was higher in blacks, Hispanics and American Indians/Alaska Natives than among whites. Residents of the southeastern United States had the highest rates of hospitalizations ...
End AIDS drug waiting lists, HIV care providers tell policymakers
... HIV with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty
level. The two organizations additionally recommend expansion of the AIDS Education and Training Center program to help train the next generation of HIV medical providers. Access to medical providers with appropriate expertise is essential to manag...
Meditation may reduce heart disease risk
...cycle where the stresses of everyday life such as poverty
and not feeling safe at home contribute to bad habits such as overeating and/or eating high-fat comfort foods and not exercising. Stress also may impair sleep, preventing the body and blood pressure from resting and recovering. It appears that me...
Failing to aid Africa will lead to more terrorism
...rowing. He will discuss his ideas on how to reduce poverty
in Africa through research at a session that begins at 9:45 a.m. today (Feb. 21) at a symposium, "Science, Technology and Inequalities," at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the Marriott Wardman Park hot...
Psychiatric disorders greatly underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments
...ch greater percentage of African Americans live in poverty
than Caucasians and because there are strong correlations among variable such as poverty
and illness, it would be more reasonable to expect the rate of psychiatric disorders among African A...
Abandoned bones suggest TB wiped out leprosy in battle of killer diseases
...ing infection by leprosy, coupled with the stress, poverty
and malnutrition associated with the social isolation and stigma of living with the disease, could have paved the way for opportunistic co-infection by TB which brought a speedier death. In time this would reduce the number of individuals suffering f...
Poverty in Northern Ireland
...which summarises the latest research findings into poverty
in Northern Ireland and what policies might be eff...n their ground-breaking report, Bare necessities - poverty
and social exclusion in Northern Ireland, and The bottom line: Severe child poverty
in Northern Irel...
Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors
...lent behavior, the researchers found, while family poverty
accounted for none of the gap. In contrast, approximately 60 percent of the difference was explained by neighborhood environment, parents' marital status and immigrant status. Latinos are less likely than whites to engage in violent behavior, and con...
2005: A critical year for action towards millennium development goals
... the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, address extreme poverty
in its many dimensions--income poverty, hunger, di...dling faith in international commitments to reduce poverty
will probably vanish. If we do not act now, the world will live without development goals, and it wi...
Social development program in childhood aids in positive functioning as an adult
...lective interventions in children from families in poverty
in encouraging positive adolescent and adult outcomes. J. David Hawkins, Ph.D., from the Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues examined the long-term effects of the Seattle Soci...
Report on health insurance coverage of Iowa children shows gaps
...ilies earning less than 133 percent of the federal poverty
level and could be eligible for Medicaid. For a family of four that annual income would be about $18,400 per year. "One of the big policy implications is that we are not doing a very effective job enrolling children who are eligible for these health ...
Research by scientists affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University
...ALITY It is difficult to design programs to reduce poverty
unless you understand where and why that poverty
occurs. De Sherbinin and colleagues present recent efforts to integrate global spatial datasets and ...
Thinking beyond deworming
...he MDGs. The first MDG--the eradication of extreme poverty
and hunger--is described as a good example. 'Deworming in childhood leads to improvements in intellectual development that are related to income in adulthood. Hungry children become more malnourished when infected with worms. The impact on goals 2 an...
Student nurses need better understanding of poverty-stricken patients
...onditions influence the health of people living in poverty
if they are to provide sensitive care, and more im...ed that while most of the students understand that poverty
decreases access to resources and conditions that facilitate good health, they also believe they hav...
Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain
...pondingly, fewer older people are living below the poverty
threshold. The percentage of older people living in poverty
declined from 35 percent in 1959 to 10 percent in 2002. Between 1984 and 2001, the median net wor...
People on food stamps can't afford heart-healthy meals
...en percent of its residents live below the federal poverty
level, and according to self reports, they have some of the worst lifestyle habits in Boston. The cost of heart healthy foods coupled with the steep rise of coronary risk factors in this African-American community caught the attention of Fulp and her...
Hmong face high rates of some cancers
...Hmong families in the state live below the federal poverty
level. More than 54 percent of Hmong families have seven or more members per household. AANCART is the largest project ever undertaken to reduce cancer in Asian Americans. Based at UC Davis, it includes researchers from seven other institutions: Harv...
Generation gap widened in social spending for elders compared to children
...reased by twenty percent despite the fact the U.S. poverty
rates among children have consistently exceeded th...roportion of the population living in poverty, and poverty
has been shown to be associated with poor health outcomes. "Given that a large proportion of costly ...
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