Tag: "domestic" at medical news
Better review of new technology is needed to reduce health costs
... the United States exceeds 15 percent of the gross domestic
product. According to the National Coalition on Health Care, this spending--more than three times the rate of inflation--is expected to increase to more than 20 percent of the GDP in the next decade. In the paper, Redberg shows how current health ca...
New Congress should focus on covering the uninsured, reducing health costs, according to new survey
...total cost of health care as a percentage of gross domestic
product (GDP) should and could be held to the current level of 16 percent over the next 10 years. Current projections by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are that health spending will grow to 20 percent of GDP by the year 2015. Respo...
NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial
...t decade, causing widespread sickness and death in domestic
and wild bird populations. As of December 27, 2006, 261 laboratory-confirmed human cases of H5N1 had been reported to the World Health Organization, resulting in death of more than half of infected individuals. While human cases remain relatively rar...
More people in US dealing with financial burden of health care costs
...res are consuming a larger share of the U.S. gross domestic
product, it is not clear to what extent health care expenditures are also consuming a larger share of family budgets. This information could help policymakers understand the impact of their policies and inform the debate on where to target additiona...
Study finds three-quarters of women are households' chief cook and food shopper
...y structured, with their mothers in charge of most domestic
duties. With this as their key reference point, our study couples perhaps easily conformed to gender stereotypes. Dr Lake added: "This work shows how important it is to consider the role of women when developing health intervention policies. He...
Survey of Marine Corps military recruits reveals risk factors for alcohol disorders in young adults
...ng physical neglect, emotional and sexual abuse or domestic
violence. A total of 6,128 recruits (14.8 percent) were identified as risky drinkers, 18,693 (45.1 percent) as non-risky drinkers and 16,661 (40.2 percent) as non-drinkers. Among drinkers, age at first drink was most strongly associated with risky ...
The AGA Institute releases report on the future of gastroenterology
...training, education and policy programs as well as domestic
and international collaboration with other medical societies. According to Timothy C. Wang, MD, Future Trends Committee Chair and Chief, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Columbia University, New York, "By convening the Future Trends Commit...
Women worldwide more at risk of violence from an intimate partner than from other people
...ecently, most of the evidence on the prevalence of domestic
violence against women came from Western countries, and differences in study design limit comparisons between these studies. In the latest study, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed the extent of physical and sexual intimate partner viole...
Secondhand smoke in cars may lead to dangerous levels of contaminants for children
...n to these findings in order to promote smoke-free domestic
environments for children."...
Violence in the home leads to higher rates of childhood bullying
...ate partner violence, a somewhat broader term than domestic
violence, for physical, emotional or sexual acts o...y of bullying is relatively new and issues such as domestic
violence and intimate partner violence traditionally have been sticky subjects for pediatricians to ...
A public health lesson from 9/11: To curb the flu, limit flights
...flu spread with monthly estimates of passengers on domestic
and international flights, obtained from the U.S. Department of Transportation. For domestic
flights, airline volume in November 2001 was an especially strong predictor of flu spread. With the ...
Air travel and flu: Post-9/11 restrictions delayed start of season
...Flu spread more slowly in years when the number of domestic
air travelers was lower. However, the most striking finding was that the peak date of the US flu season following September 11, 2001 was delayed, by 13 days, to March 2. Following the terrorist attack, there were restrictions on air travel and many p...
Human rights abuses frequent in Haiti's capital
...op any ongoing human-rights abuses through various domestic
and international systems." A Lancet Editorial comments that the United Nations has an important role to play: "UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has spoken out firmly against exploitative behaviour by UN peacekeepers Annan's stand needs to be follow...
A third of the world population faces water scarcity today
...to produce food than is used in drinking and other domestic
purposes, including cooking, washing and bathing. As a rule of thumb, each calorie consumed as food requires about one litre of water to produce. In Thailand, the daily water required to grow food is about 2800 litres per person per day - 40 percent ...
Two UCSF faculty named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
...e health care providers' perspectives, identifying domestic
violence as a public health problem that goes far ...nd added a focus on culturally specific aspects of domestic
violence. Kathleen Dracup, RN, DNSc, FAAN, FNP, dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, noted that wit...
Penn researcher uses computer-based screening to help identify domestic violence victims
(Philadelphia, PA) Although victims of domestic
violence frequently seek out care in hospital emer...ire increases the odds, but did not guarantee that domestic
violence would be addressed during emergency department encounters. Results of the study are publish...
Computer-based screening may encourage discussions about domestic violence
...ing may increase the odds that a woman at risk for domestic
violence will talk to a health care professional i...rtment about the topic but does not guarantee that domestic
violence would be addressed, according to an article in the May 22 issue of Archives of Internal Med...
Intimate partner violence found widespread
SEATTLE--Intimate partner violence (IPV), a.k.a. domestic
violence, is common and damages women's physical and mental health significantly, according to a Group Health study reported in two papers in the June issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. In a random sample of more than 3,400 women m...
Delta Dental donates $5M to Tufts Dental School to expand care to underserved populations
...ve work with people with HIV/AIDS and survivors of domestic
violence, preventative care for students at area schools, and humanitarian missions. "The Delta Dental endowment will enable Tufts Dental School to increase community outreach and service to underserved populations and advance evidence-based programs...
Maternal difficulties may increase risk of behavior problems in children
...difficulties with mental health, substance use and domestic
violence one year after delivery appear more likel...moking, problem drinking, drug use and exposure to domestic
violence may contribute to her children's behavior problems, according to background information in ...
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