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Mental illness exacts heavy toll, beginning in youth
...wn from listings of households and did not include homeless
and institutionalized (nursing homes, group homes) populations. In addition, the study did not assess some rare and clinically complex psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism, because a household survey is not the most efficient stud...
Risk factors for tuberculosis and homelessness often overlap in US
...andardized national monitoring of TB disease among homeless
persons by asking health departments to indicate whether annually reported TB cases occurred in homeless
persons," the authors note. "Thus, 1994 through 2003 represents the first full decade of national ...
Homeless prefer aggressive medical treatment
...them, which may result in treatment preferences of homeless
persons being overlooked. A new study published i...American College of Chest Physicians, reports that homeless
persons are more likely than physicians to want lifesaving procedures performed on them. As a resul...
Urgent measures needed to tackle HIV epidemic in Moscow
...ion and sexually transmitted infections (STI's) in homeless
adults, juvenile detainees, and remand detainees, ...enile detention facility, 202 women and 200 men at homeless
detention centres, and 200 women and 60 men at a remand centre in Moscow. 160 women at the remand ce...
Tsunami raises questions about disaster mental health, Science reports
... hundreds of thousands of people dead and millions homeless
on the rim of the Indian Ocean, the disaster continues to claim a more quiet toll among those suffering psychological aftershocks, according to a news story in the 12 August issue of Science . For two weeks in July, journal Staff Writer Greg Miller...
Adverse birth outcomes associated with homelessness and substance abuse
Access to prenatal care is difficult for homeless
women who in addition to being homeless
are exposed to poverty, may be undernourished and be exposed to street drugs, alcohol and violence. ...
Mailman School of Public Health receives grant for homelessness prevention studies
...titute. "It has been estimated that 25 percent of homeless
adults aged 18 years and older suffer from severe ...uch data are available, 3.5 million Americans were homeless
at least once during the year, an increase of 1.2 million over that estimated 10 years earlier. The...
Lack of research hampering efforts to provide health services to homeless people
There are at least 300 million homeless
people in both Europe and the USA. The largest survey of homeless
people in the UK, which was released last week by the London-based charity St Mungo's, found that tw...
New scheme will help London's most vulnerable people
...oll and colleagues. Some people in the UK, such as homeless
people and female sex workers, find it difficult to access health care, while tougher restrictions on entitlement to NHS care are a barrier for migrants. It is well known that there is a growing health gap between rich and poor within London, leading...
Pregnancy, not high-risk behavior, predictor of STD testing among newly homeless youth
In the first study of its kind focusing on newly homeless
youth, UCLA researchers have found that high-risk ...ed for outreach programs targeting sexually active homeless
youths -- who are at particularly elevated risk for becoming infected with the human immunodeficienc...
Update on tuberculosis -- 2005
...g and unsanitary living conditions in urban areas, homeless
shelters and prisons; the emergence of multi-drug resistant disease strains; and the spread of HIV and AIDS, which weaken the human immune system and make infection more likely. Wing Wai Yew, M.B., of the Tuberculosis and Chest Unit at Grantham Hosp...
Incarcerated women more likely to use birth control when given in jail
...esearch has shown that being Hispanic, married and homeless
were associated with decreased contraceptive use. ...ntrary to previous research, this study found that homeless
women were more likely to start using birth control, possibly because "the structural barriers to re...
Homeless young people warn researchers about the dangers of cash incentives
...School of Nursing explored the attitudes of young homeless
people - who are increasingly being recognised as ...sufficient. One male participant recalled how some homeless
street youngsters he knew were given $60 to take part in a study one used the money for heroin and ...
Tuberculosis must be tackled among socially excluded groups
...n doubled since 1987 and are now the highest among homeless
people, problem drug users, people living with HIV...llence (NICE) recommends chest x-ray screening for homeless
people and entry screening for prisoners. Mobile x-ray units targeted at high risk groups are also b...
San Francisco's homeless population is getting older
...neral Internal Medicine, the study looked at 3,534 homeless
adults recruited at social service locations in fo...ng these and other conditions in a cohort of aging homeless
will be very challenging if they are still out on the streets," said Hahn. ...
UCLA study finds a need for services that help homeless youth obtain health insurance
...ned health care service use among a group of newly homeless
adolescents who had become homeless
two years prior to see if differences existed among those who had returned home and those who remain...
Treatment for homeless youth pays off in long run, study finds
...- One of the few studies examining methods to help homeless
youth found that a comprehensive intervention prog...ve their life situation. The six-month study of homeless
youth in Albuquerque found that teens who completed the program significantly reduced their substanc...
Opening windows effective way of preventing transmission of TB
...ings such as hospitals, waiting rooms, prisons and homeless
shelters is an important public health problem. This is especially true in resource poor settings, where the prevalence of TB is highest, and where preventive measures such as negative-pressure isolation rooms are hardest to implement. A study pub...
Disadvantaged TB patients urgently need social support to make medical treatment more effective
...ring their treatment, with hospital admissions for homeless
people being longer and costing two and a half times more than admissions for non-homeless people. People were most likely to miss appointments if they had previously had TB or misused drugs or alcohol. A third of the 81 patients tested for...