Tag: "urban" at medical news
Highlights of the September Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...s Angeles, surveyed 146 students at a multiethnic, urban
public high school ranging in age from 13 and 15. Of those who had tried various diets, 15 percent said they had attempted dieting by age 11; 84 percent had done so by age 14. Among girls who had tried dieting, 85 percent did so by age 13. The resea...
Children with ADHD benefit from time outdoors enjoying nature
... connection among the general population in mostly urban
settings. "The medications for ADHD that are currently available work for most kids, but not all," Kuo said. "They often have serious side effects. Who wants to give their growing child a drug that kills their appetite day after day and, night aft...
Siberian forest fires partly to blame for Seattle area violating EPA ozone limit
... bring in significant levels of pollution, even to urban
areas where the levels already are relatively high." In the spring and summer of 2003, Siberian forest fires consumed 46.7 million acres, or nearly 73,000 square miles an area slightly larger than the state of Washington. That was more than twice t...
Children walk nearly as much as their grandparents did
...in the Manchester/Salford and Lancaster /Morecambe urban
areas challenges recent statements about a decline in the amount of exercise children get through walking. The study also found that, despite a predictable increase in car use, walking and buses remained important in the case of 17/18 year olds and ...
UCI launches nation's first medical education program focused on Latino culture
...will likely include rural health and telemedicine, urban
health and homelessness, and research initiatives focused on health disparities. "We are very excited about this new program," Drake said, "and especially proud of our first class of PRIME-LC students." For more information, see: www.ucihs.uci.edu/...
Researchers examine oleic acid in atmosphere
... frying meat releases oleic acid into the air. And urban
areas particularly where there are clusters of restaurants can have fairly high levels of atmospheric oleic acid, said Sandhya Gopalakrishnan, the study's lead investigator and a postdoctoral researcher in chemistry at Ohio State. "It's the...
Study: Too few doctors ask teens about smoking
...n charts of patients from rural areas. Patients in urban
or suburban areas were almost twice as likely as rural patients to have smoking status recorded. "We also saw a failure to address tobacco status at more than one visit," Sims says. "This coupled with their reluctance to ask younger adolescen...
UCI center finds perchlorate may be acceptable in drinking water at higher levels
...esearch Center promotes increased understanding of urban
water issues in order to assist local, state and f...t the environment. The center considers the entire urban
water system, including water use, water economics and the institutional systems. About the Univers...
Handwashing program decreases incidence of diarrhea among children in Pakistan
...was conducted among 36 low-income neighborhoods in urban
squatter settlements in Karachi, Pakistan. Eligible households located in the study area had at least 2 children younger than 15 years, at least 1 of whom was younger than 5 years. As part of the intervention, field workers visited participating ho...
Extra Medicare payments for private health plans to total $2.75 billion in 2004
...sity. Rural plans have higher extra payments than urban
plans--16% over local fee-for-service costs--but t... not have access to a Medicare Advantage plan, and urban
beneficiaries may have physicians who are not in plan networks....
Elevated rates of trauma may put urban American Indian women at increased risk for contracting HIV
...e there is considerable circular migration between urban
areas, where 60 percent of American Indians now li...year, she said. New York City now has the largest urban
Indian population in the country, jumping ahead of Tulsa, Okla., and Los Angeles in the past decade....
Clerks control healthcare access for uninsured patients, study finds
... to examine the role of front-desk clerks at large urban
medical centers who are charged not only with their employers' mission of caring for those in need, but also securing payment -- goals that clearly conflict when the patient is indigent." At the three medical institutions, Weiner said, policies were ...
Depressive symptoms in middle-aged inner-city African-Americans higher than expected
...te, Inc. To better understand depression in older urban
African-Americans, Douglas Miller, M.D., professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Regenstrief Institute, Inc. research scientist, and colleagues looked at depressive symptoms in middle-aged, inner-city African-American...
Acute diverticulitis occurring more frequently in younger patients in urban U.S. populations
...me inflamed, is more widespread among younger U.S. urban
populations than is currently believed, says a new study by researchers from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. The study, conducted by Eram Zaidi, MD, and Barry Daly, MD, evaluated the records of 100 patients diagnosed with acute diverticulit...
Asthma symptoms reduced among children whose schools provided asthma medication
...and poor adherence is common, especially for young urban
children. Jill S. Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., of the ...f inhaled corticosteroids on asthma severity among urban
children. The researchers identified children aged three to seven years with mild to severe persist...
Mexican Americans at greater risk for stroke than non-Hispanic whites
...population-based study in Nueces County, Texas, an urban
county with 313,645 residents. The vast majority (95 percent) of the county's residents live in Corpus Christi. They selected Nueces County for its high concentration of Mexican Americans (56 percent), high quality of medical care, and because it is ...
Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye
...C SOUNDS Many New York City musicians sweeten the urban
soundscape by playing their instruments in train s... as the source of an explosion, in a noisy outdoor urban
environment (5aPAa5). FROG STUTTERS, WHALE GUNSHOTS, AND VIBRATING LOBSTERS Different animal speci...
Unmarried women say they feel misunderstood in doctors' offices
...at focuses on an entire state and encompasses both urban
and suburban health care settings, said Clark. The small size of the state and the presence of a single medical school Brown Medical School provide a unique opportunity for study results to effect policy and health care practices for an entire popu...
Gaining health while giving back to the community
Older adults who volunteer in troubled urban
schools not only improve the educational experienc...nning program that places teams of older adults in urban
public schools as tutors and mentors. Currently, more than 1,000 Experience Corps members are volunt...
Environmental and dietary influences on cancer risk
...sure to combustion-related pollutants found in the urban
air in the United States, Poland and China results in genetic damage that has been linked to increased cancer risk. The research provides molecular evidence that the fetus is more susceptible to DNA damage than the mother. According to a new ...
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