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Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health

...h care, such as Medicaid, says a Purdue University urban sociologist. "As state policy-makers decide whethe... health-care options mean that many people in poor urban communities are less likely to seek preventive care that could help them better manage their illness...

More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study

...ulative mass inhaled by all the other people in an urban area," said Marshall. "That the values were even close was shocking." The researchers analyzed results from tracer-gas experiments conducted by scientists at UCLA and UC Riverside. They measured the air in six empty school buses traveling through es...

Aboriginal Canadians at high risk for severe trauma

...gary Health Region, which comprises over 1 million urban and rural inhabitants. The study found that Aboriginal Canadians were nearly four times as likely than the reference population in the Calgary Health Region to sustain severe trauma (257.2 v. 68.8 per 100 000; relative risk [3.7, 95% confidence inte...

NIST to host public forum on robot standards

...plore ideas and timelines for standards related to urban rescue robot development, testing and certificatio...de the keynote address. Participants will consider urban search and rescue robotic performance standards for sensing, mobility, navigation, planning, integra...

Adolescent health ill-catered for in the NHS

...counselling services - should also be developed in urban areas. Investment in improving adolescent health is an essential component of improving the health of the whole population, and ensuring that we can afford the NHS in twenty years time, he concludes....

Obesity common among Chinese adults

... randomly selected people aged 35-74 years from 20 urban and rural areas in China to take part in the study...hina than from the south of the country, and among urban residents compared with people living in rural areas. Professor He comments: "Our results show a hig...

Paramedics need help to revive marriages: U of T study

...spouses/partners of paramedics working in a large, urban area to assess the extent to which trauma experienced by emergency service personnel affect their family members. She then used a computer program to analyze the results for themes. Regehr notes that paramedics operate in a stressful work environment...

Guava and AHF Global Immunity bring low cost AIDS diagnosis to resource-limited countries

...ting methods especially in areas outside of major urban centers very low," said Jeff Harvey, vice president of customer solutions at Guava Technologies. "Multi-site clinical studies suggest that CD4 T cell enumeration conducted on the Guava EasyCD4 TM represents a good, significantly lower cost alternat...

Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers

...sity hospitals in the United States are located in urban areas and serve a similar patient population, added Makary. Other authors on the report are Eric S. Weiss, Theresa Wang, Dora Syin, Peter Pronovost, David Chang and Edward Cornwell III. ...

Health geography study finds health care resources distributed unevenly in Kansas

... or more to reach the nearest medical facility. An urban resident likewise will travel hours to the nearest...hers might elect to use other study parameters. In urban counties, the ratio of doctors to population is one doctor to 500 people. In rural counties, the rat...

Kids at risk for lead poisoning don't get necessary testing

... in the study were Hispanic or non-white, lived in urban areas and had a high risk of lead exposure. More t...Hispanic or non-white children, children living in urban areas, and children with a high risk for lead exposure. Most revealing is that among those children ...

Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests

...en than for white children; for children living in urban settings compared to rural areas; and for children living in high- compared with low-risk lead areas. Among children who did not receive follow-up testing, 58.6 percent had at least one medical visit during the 180 days following the abnormal level s...

Integrated chemical-dependency and mental-health treatment best for adolescents

...t Health Systems. "Moreover, many medium to small urban and rural communities have no psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. Adult psychiatrics and mental-health professionals tend to focus on common internalizing disorders, such as depression or anxiety. Child and adolescent psyc...

'Virtual' asthma clinic helps patients manage disease online

...ic barriers-many people don't have access to large urban asthma education programs, and they can really ben...an online program," said Dr. Mayers. "But even our urban patients often have barriers to accessing physicians, because there aren't enough generalists. This ...

Witnessing gun violence increases likelihood that a child will also commit violent crime

...tudy. There is no shortage of medical ways to view urban violence, but the challenge for social medicine researchers is to choose the best one - is violence a product of families, akin to a hereditary disorder? Or is violence like an environmental contaminant, lurking in some communities and leaving others...

Location, access to trauma centers often inadequate, inefficient

...r II trauma centers within an hour lived mostly in urban areas. Only about ten percent and 25 percent of U.S. land area was located within 45 and 60 minutes, respectively, of a level I or II trauma center. "Judiciously selecting trauma centers based on geographic need, appropriately locating medical helico...

People with diabetes more sensitive to cardiovascular effects from air pollution

...evaluated several kinds of fine particles found in urban air pollution. These included sulfate particles, which come mainly from coal-burning power plants, as well as ultra-fine particles and black carbon soot, which are generated primarily by diesel- and gasoline-powered vehicles. "Our strongest finding w...

Control of TB epidemic requires more effective drugs, better tests, and focus on latent infection

...since 1992, it remains a serious health problem in urban areas and among certain populations including some U.S.-born persons. The global TB epidemic increasingly impacts the U.S., where the majority of TB cases now occurring are among people born outside the country. In an article in the Journal of th...

Even in Canada's universal health plan, wealth effects hospitalization

...ulatory care'] for people with ACS conditions from urban areas of Manitoba during 1998-2001. "All conditio...not the obvious explanation. Instead, the poor in urban Manitoba had more frequent contact with general practitioners; socioeconomic groups differed little ...

'Binge drinkers': Folk devils of the binge economy

...we embrace the 'night-time economy' and the jobs, urban regeneration and taxation that the industry genera... and politicians in crime reduction committees and urban regeneration partnerships. Until the 2001 general election campaign, there was a general reluctance ...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for ... bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according ... collaborators. , Led by U. of I. chemistry professor ... drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug ... to malaria and how targeting multiple pathways reduces ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... West Orange, NJ. April 16, 2014. Kessler Foundation ... for $1.8 million from the Department of Defense ... PhD, is principal investigator for the randomized, double-blinded, ... to improve bone and muscle strength after spinal ... Human Performance & Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. ...
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