Tag: "households" at medical news
Avian flu transmission to humans may be higher than thought
...nt source of income, poultry is kept by many rural households
for subsistence farming. The current epidemic in ...ke illness, 38,373 persons (84.4 percent) lived in households
keeping poultry, and 11,755 (25.9 percent) resided in households
reporting sick or dead poultry." T...
Congo conflict 'The world's deadliest humanitarian crisis'
...y survey done between April and July, 2004. 19 500 households
were visited. The national crude mortality rate of 21 deaths per 1000 per month was 40% higher than the sub-Saharan regional level, corresponding to 600 000 more deaths than would be expected during the recall period and 38 000 excess deaths per mont...
Food insecurity impairs academic development of children
...uences for children. Food insecurity is defined as households
having limited or uncertain availability of nutrit...rongillo, noting that it affects 12 percent of all households
and 18 percent of households
with children. The new longitudinal study builds on previous work by F...
Monumental measurement of mortality
...ding two independent surveyors to monitor selected households
in rural and urban areas across India. To better document the causes of death within the SRS framework, the study has trained 800 full-time government staff to use a simple and validated method called verbal autopsy. Family or close associates of th...
Food insecurity and food stamps: How is the US doing?
... related measures of hunger. The percentage of US households
classified as insecure rose from 11.2 percent in ...orsening food insecurity. Barely 10 percent of US households
were food insecure in 1999. Wilde illustrates graphically how household food insecurity declined bet...
Are pets good for you?
... say researchers in this week's BMJ. About half of households
in the United Kingdom own pets and over 90% of pet owners regard their pet as a valued family member. Research has suggested that pet ownership is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, lower use of family doctor services, and a reduced ris...
IOF agencies receive global recognition of osteoporosis campaigns
... The global campaign reached more than 50 million households
and significantly increased the number of people requesting preventative screening for osteoporosis....
Study shows people unaware of harmful effects of painkillers
...ns from painkillers." A nationwide survey of adult households
in the United States was commissioned to determine perceptions of NSAIDs users on the effectiveness of the drugs and their safety, and knowledge regarding side effects and medical complications associated with over-the-counter and prescription painki...
Unrelated adults in the home associated with child-abuse deaths
Young children who live in households
with one or more unrelated adults are nearly 50 ti...urnal Pediatrics. Contrary to common perception, households
with a single parent and no other adults had no increased risk of fatal injury. In this study of you...
Malaria risk it's not all in the genes
...ilar level. Overall, children living in the 10% of households
with the highest malaria incidence had about twice...nfections per year than those living in the 10% of households
with the lowest incidence. While Mackinnon and colleagues do not question the long-term benefits o...
Parents' safe gun storage behaviors improve after counseling
... 26.9 percent)," the researchers report. "In those households
still with guns at follow-up, 50.9 percent of the intervention group had some type of improvement in safe gun storage compared with 12.3 percent of the control group. More specifically, 25.0 percent in the intervention group improved the frequency of...
Hunger in America rises by 43 percent over last five years
Waltham, MA, Oct. 28, 2005 Hunger in American households
has risen by 43 percent over the last five years, ...es, 2004, says that 38.2 million Americans live in households
that suffer directly from hunger and food insecurity, including nearly 14 million children. That fig...
Weight-loss surgery increasing, except for the poor
...tial shift toward patients who were from wealthier households
and with private insurance. "As surgical treatmen... (17.1%) In 1998, 32 percent of patients came from households
located in zip codes with an average income greater than $45,000 a year (from 1990 census data, the ...
Emergency-room visits dip during key Red Sox games
...final game 4 -- fully 55-60 percent of Boston-area households
tuned in and emergency-department visits dipped about 15 percent below the expected volume. Gripped by Red Sox fever during the 2004 postseason, the study's key researchers, Drs. John Brownstein and Ben Reis of Children's programs in Informatics and...
Family environment is a significant predictor of adolescent obesity
...t children who live in single parent or stepparent households
are more likely than those who live with two biological or adoptive parents to be overweight or obese as young adults. In addition, she found that race and ethnic differences are insignificant. The prevalence of excessive weight among American adoles...
Special issue of Yale journal analyzes environmental impact of consumption
...ons addressed include: how big is the footprint of households
taken as a whole, and which activities are the most damaging. "The research in this special issue is a striking advance," said Gus Speth , dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies . "It takes the understanding of consumption and ...
Handwashing with soap key to reducing burden of childhood disease
...d 36 neighbourhoods to take part in the study. 600 households
in these neighbourhoods were assigned to handwashing promotion and 300 to control. Half the households
in the handwashing promotion group were given antibacterial soap and half received plain soap. Field...
UF study: Child raising toughest on young grandmothers
... Review. Mills examined psychological distress in households
where grandparents are raising grandchildren, with no biological parent present so called "skipped-generation families." He used data from the 1999 National Survey of America's Families, a sample representing 430,018 grandmothers between the ages of...
A TV in the bedroom is associated with lower standardized test scores among third grade students
... Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. U.S. households
with children have an average of 2.8 television sets and 97 percent of those households
have at least one video cassette recorder (VCR) or DVD player, according to background information i...
Adults and children use over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams in safe amounts
...f seven days. More than half (55 percent) of these households
reported talking to a doctor at some time about their child's use of over-the-counter HC. In all, given the duration and frequency of use, the type of condition treated, and the age of the child, 72 percent of the use on children followed the recomme...
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