Tag: "communities" at medical news
New handbook addresses lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health issues
... range of issues that practitioners who serve LGBT communities
often encounter, including the inequities in health care services available to sexual minorities; the overt prejudice they often face as well as discrimination, disdain, or outright denial of services; the assumption by health professionals of risk f...
CIHR launches casebooks about Canadians turning research into action
...ildhood development; and helping Canada's minority communities
cope with the Tsunami disaster: these and other Ca... in shaping more effective policy and practices in communities
across Canada," says Elizabeth Gyorfi-Dyke, Director of the Canadian Population Health Initiative. "...
More black, Hispanic parents dissatisfied with health care for special needs children
...y of specialized providers or services in minority communities
contribute to this disparity." For all parents, difficulty in using services was three times more likely to be associated with dissatisfaction with care, and lack of insurance coverage was associated with twice the odds of dissatisfaction with care. ...
Feds' infectious diseases strategy must be broader than biodefense, say ID physicians
...ant infections have created a 'silent epidemic' in communities
and hospitals across the country," Dr. Blaser said, crippling and killing a growing number of otherwise-healthy people and driving up health care costs. To make matters worse, the pharmaceutical industry has lost interest in developing new antibiotic...
Inadequate housing may contribute to poor health in immigrant farmworker families
...ame from four surveys of North Carolina farmworker communities
conducted in 2001 and 2003. The results are reported in the April issue of the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. "There has been very little research to document the housing in which farmworker families live," said Arcury, professor of family...
Nearly half of public health employees unlikely to work during pandemic
... of the nation's public health departments serving communities
of 500,000 people or fewer. In the survey, clinical staff members, such as physicians and nurses, were more likely to say they would report for work. Technical or support staff, which included computer entry staff and clerical workers, were the least...
Springer and the Society of General Internal Medicine announce partnership
... Our unique services will help provide the medical communities
with essential information for the advancement of science and medicine."...
African-Americans report less trust in health care providers than whites
... factors that influence trust in different patient communities
could help physicians take steps to enhance trust and thereby improve medical care, the authors conclude. "Training designed to improve provider communication with patients may be needed to improve trust for African-Americans and whites," they write...
School-based quality initiative improves childhood asthma outcomes
...he prevalence of asthma in urban, African-American communities
in Cincinnati is 20.9 percent. In addition, all measures had improved: The percentage of children receiving perfect care had risen from 24 to 84 percent.Classification by severity had risen from 17 to 90 percent. Controllers prescribed had risen fr...
Inability to complete quarter-mile walk is significant predictor of death and poor health in elderly
...ical stamina," she explained. Unfortunately, many communities
have structural barriers that prevent the elderly from maintaining physical fitness, so these findings have public policy as well as public health implications, said the authors. According to Dr. Newman, it is difficult for many older people to find ...
Study finds middle-aged Americans not as healthy as English counterparts
...trol for special issues in different racial/ethnic communities
in both countries. "This study challenges the theory that the greater heterogeneity of the U.S. population is the major reason the United States is behind other industrialized nations in some important health measures," says Richard M. Suzman, direct...
Therapeutic communities: A three country comparison
... study of substance abuse treatment in therapeutic communities
in the United States, China, and Thailand. Drug addiction is an intractable problem worldwide, one that is an enormous drain on fiscal and social resources. Of particular concern in more recent years has been the contribution of substance abuse to ...
Europe wide study to examine causes of asthma
...otect strongly against asthma in rural and farming communities
and use genetics, genomics and proteomics to discover novel genetic and microbial factors that cause or protect against asthma. The project will test genetic factors in over 40,000 subjects with childhood or adult asthma, with data from environmental...
New test for infection that causes blindness could be more effective than current detection method
...w cost, it could help programmes reliably identify communities
needing mass treatment with antibiotics." Study collaborator Paul Courtright (Kilimanjaro Centre of Community Ophthalmology, Moshi, Tanzania) said: "The findings from the POC study will likely lead to a major re-think on how we conduct trachoma contr...
Children's emotional distress after hurricane linked with parents' stress levels
...raumatic stress disorder," Dr. Barnett said. "Many communities
hit by Katrina are similar to DeSoto County rural...llar. And, many of these Louisiana and Mississippi communities
suffered greater damage and a higher number of fatalities and physical injuries than we saw in DeSot...
Intimate partner violence the hidden burden is common
...or us in the preventive medicine and public health communities
to advocacy and action to prevent IPV," Ann L. Coker, PhD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center, in Houston, writes in the accompanying editorial. "Identifying IPV and intervening to reduce the mental, physical, and social consequences of...
Include Indigenous communities in MDGs or watch them die a slow death, experts warn
... and losing forever the invaluable knowledge these communities
have about medicines and the ecosystem. This sta...he country statistics for the MDGs, and that these communities
could become the hidden victims of the global effort to tackle poverty. The Lancet series has been w...
Gap between death rates for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants widening
...of the overall health and well-being of Aboriginal communities
and the long-term effect that racism, discriminati...ntle. She adds that in partnership with Aboriginal communities
"implementation and assessment of policies to reduce the continuing social and economic disadvantage...
Millennium development goals ignore health of indigenous people worldwide
...thout action to improve the survival of indigenous communities
the authors warn that the health of non-indigenous...health and medicine could be lost forever if these communities
disappear. In a Comment to launch the series Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet, writes: "Perhaps...
Health researchers working to improve the lives of the most vulnerable Canadians
...productive lives; it will also help build stronger communities
and a better society," said Minister Clement. "The better we understand the social, cultural, economic and environmental determinants of health, the better equipped we will be to engage in more effective interventions and reduce pressures on the heal...
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